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Rockshox MC 3.1 rear shock repair

alboalbo Posts: 260
edited January 2011 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,
taken it apart (as shown below) and I can only see one thing wrong..
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The 'black cirlce thing in the middle' has slightly ovalised...

Oh, the problem is that it makes a loud squeaky/slurp and is VERY stiff... :([/url]

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    slurping is normal. being very stiff is normal.

    Squeaks can be normal or expensive.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • alboalbo Posts: 260
    It barely moves when psi is at 100.

    Could it be the fact the black circle has ovalised?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    how does it move now? as it is?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • alboalbo Posts: 260
    The can slides over the shaft smoothly but is letting air out of the far end.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    no, the damper.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • alboalbo Posts: 260
    I don't really know which part the damper is, apologies for my naiveness, but the shock does not compress. (If that's what you meant?).
  • alboalbo Posts: 260
    Jesus! Sorry Nick, last comment was wrong...

    When I compress the shock it sounds, and feels, almost like metal is rubbing on metal inside...
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