Bilstein front shock bar pin sheared off, bent shaft
Has this happened to anyone else? I had a front Bilstein shock (24-011044) lower mounting bar pin shear off on one side. I did not notice this and apparently drove long enough with only one side connected which lead to fatiguing the single remaining mounting point to the point of failure. The A- arm through-hole failed, allowing the shock to fully extend, and (eventually) contact the ground under suspension compression...
I'll hopefully be replacing the shock under warranty, I was just concerned that this might repeat itself, if it's a common occurrence?
Also, does anyone have any suggestions for repairing the damage to the A-arm, short of replacement? I'm thinking I might weld a reinforcement panel (with captive nut?) where the torn mount hole remains.
1996 Impala SS
1996 Caprice sold