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Old 09-03-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Need some quick help: Rear shock removal

I'm trying to remove the rear shock and as I turn the 14mm nut at the top of the shock it won't come loose, the shock itself just spins. I tried taping up the shock and using vice grips to hold it in place as I turn the nut but that is not working....

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Old 09-03-2010, 10:58 AM   #2
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5mm allen at the top
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Old 09-03-2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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Make the vice grips tighter on the shock shaft and use some Liquid Wrench on that top nut.

Don't get the liquid wrench on the shock shaft. That stuff is slick and even the vice grips won't hold after that.

If you have an impact gun you could also give that a shot.
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5mm allen at the top
That too.
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but only if they are 1500's right?? idk if the stock shacks have it
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first put your box wrench on then the vice grips on the flat part at the top... and twist, an adjustable wrench works also
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Finally got em off, the top does not take any wrench, it is just a rectangular piece of metal, the driver side was a piece of cake but the passenger took forever, it was locked up pretty good.
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Finally got em off, the top does not take any wrench, it is just a rectangular piece of metal, the driver side was a piece of cake but the passenger took forever, it was locked up pretty good.
nice at least you got it
now post some pics
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i had the same problem when i did mine. luckily TW was here to the rescue well chris saved me with some pictures
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