KuroNekko wrote:Here's a photo of my new rear bump stopper. You can see the groove (marked with a red arrow) that is part of the new design to prevent water from collecting and corroding the shock piston rod. Shocks were also replaced as old ones were faulty.
For technical clarification. What is the bump stopper? The yellow housing? And the "shocker" is inside? Sorry for thr ignorance.
After I had mine replaced, I noticed the yellow housing is in different colors, previously dark yellow and now a very light yellow. Is that the same for eveyone else?
It's the part that sits on top of the shock's piston rod. It's the yellow/light yellow part you are talking about. In the photo, I marked a groove in the new bump stopper which is the countermeasure to the water retention problem that was causing the shocks to corrode and fail. The diameter inside the bump stopper was also modified so water evacuates.
ipaqxman wrote:Looking at my service sheet, it stated replacement under warranty with stopper assembly 42250-57L01, instead of the "L03" as listed on the service bulletin. Can the "L01" possibly be the original, uncorrected old stopper? Would someone else mind sharing the service replacement part number
The countermeasure part is 42250-57L03. That's what my service receipt says and it matches the part number in the TSB.
My understanding is that the shocks differ from non-Sport models to Sport models, but the other parts do not. I suggest you look at your rear bump stoppers and see if it has the grooves. If so, then they simply made an error on your service sheet as you have the L03's. The grooves are the key.
SamirD wrote:You're absolutely correct. I read the full tsb today and it showed how everything can be done by just removing the wheel and fender well. In fact, there's a part of me that wants to do it myself since dealerships will tend to reuse those 'do not reuse' nuts and bolts.
You're probably right about the warranty as I forgot it would still be covered. I'm so used to cars that have no warranty and being reliant on myself to make sure everything is working.
I'm listening for it quite attentively, and it's still more of a clunk than a creak--almost like something is loose. I just realized it could be an almost empty oil container in the trunk. I'm going to remove that and see if the noise continues.
After seeing the repair instructions, I'm not too concerned if ours fail outside of warranty as the work is something I feel comfortable doing. Besides the fact that it would just cost money for the parts.
One thing I was thinking was if the bump stop could be replaced on good shocks as a preventative measure? I'm sure it wouldn't be covered under warranty, but I'm sure the part wouldn't be that much and doing the labor yourself could just save a trip to the dealership for those out of warranty, but not experiencing the problem yet.
They ordered and replaced the nuts and bolts in my car. It's clearly stated on the service sheet. They basically replaced the bump stopper with the countermeasure version, replaced the shocks on both sides, replaced the mounting nuts, and the shock bolts. They appear to have done everything correctly.
This is my first car under warranty as well and I'm used to fixing things myself too. However, I think this is best left for Suzuki to do as it's part of a TSB. Also, trying to find these parts yourself would be difficult and is going to cost you. My dealership did not even have these parts in stock. They had to order them upon seeing the car.
Just keep a close ear to your rear shocks and look around for evidence of shock oil leaks. When you have the signs of shock failure, take it to a Suzuki service dealer and wave the TSB around. It worked for me.