What is this part and how do I change it?
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    What is this part and how do I change it?

    Hi Everyone,
    This part is inside the rear driver side spring and it looks like its function is to cushion the control arm in a bottoming out situation if the spring gets completely compressed. This one on my 2012 TE looks pretty beaten up. Anyone know the part number and how to change it? Sorry that the picture is rotated.


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    It's a stop bumper, screwed in. Easily replaced. Removed mine when I added air supports.
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    There is a bolt inside the bushing. Look through the bottom of the bushing.

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    Yes, it's a bump stop, and you figured exactly right on its purpose. But they are not supposed to fail like that so quickly (assuming your 2012 does not have 300k miles yet). It also looks like it failed not from contstant beating over a long lifetime, but from a single bad moment.

    Could it be that you had the van heavily loaded (or towing) and maybe hit a pothole or something at speed?

    Anyway, the relevance is that if you intend to sometimes drive heavily loaded in the future, you might avoid this from happening again by replacing the bump stop with an alternative. I saw it on this site recently - clever solution that is basically a hollow rubber thing that replaces the bump stop, and is inflated. It engages the spring mount at a much earlier time than that plastic bump stop does, and you can tune its springiness by adjusting inflation pressure. Since you need to replace the old bump stop anyway, you're half way there on the upgrade.

    And BTW, actually, the bump stop is still there. It will still do its job to some extent until it breaks off completely. So if you want to delay this, you could probably get away with it. But with a relatively new 2012 TE, you probably want to get this fixed. If the bump stop were not there, more damage would occur when contact happens.
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    Honda Part No.: 52722-SHJ-A03 is what I found:

    https://www.hondapartsnow.com/parts-...-absorber.html

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    You might consider going away from the OEM piece and trying out something a little tougher or more substantial, like the Timbren SES. [LINK]
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    Quote Originally Posted by CroMath View Post
    You might consider going away from the OEM piece and trying out something a little tougher or more substantial, like the Timbren SES. [LINK]
    Yes, that's the clever aftermarket alternative I was referring to in post #4.

    I have not used it, and don't need it based on how we use our Odysseys, but am interested in clever solutions and that looks pretty cool to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CroMath View Post
    You might consider going away from the OEM piece and trying out something a little tougher or more substantial, like the Timbren SES. [LINK]
    Any idea of a cost? I found a ton of dealers in my location - but curious to know the cost of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyphon21 View Post
    Any idea of a cost? I found a ton of dealers in my location - but curious to know the cost of this.
    Amazon says about $215 in the States. [LINK]
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    Quote Originally Posted by CroMath View Post
    Amazon says about $215 in the States. [LINK]
    Thanks! I didn't even think to check Amazon

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    I heard a lot of positive feedback on the Timbren SES bump stop. Airbags work well but man they squeak like mad.

    If you do a lot of hauling or have full passengers in the van frequently, you should look into the timbren SES bump stop. Clearly, OEM bump stop failed lol

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