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Old 08-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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Lower Shock Bolt

Ok. I am in the process of replacing my rear shocks but can't get the lower bolt on the shock to come off!? I have dried WD-40..etc. and it still won't budge. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:35 PM   #3
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Is the nut off?
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:44 PM   #4
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Is the nut off?
I am trying to get the nut off first with a 1/2 wrench and holding the bolt with a 17mm wrench but it still wont budge.
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Old 08-05-2009, 06:45 PM   #5
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I am trying to get the nut off first with a 1/2 wrench and holding the bolt with a 17mm wrench but it still wont budge.
Soak it with some PB blater, and let it sit overnight.
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:17 PM   #6
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PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench

Spray it on the nut and the bolt and let it sit. I also tap on the nut and bolt with my wrench to help 'encourage' the solution to travel down the threads. Sometimes it helps to tighten it until it budges / breaks loose.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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sorry to jack the thread but i'm having the same problem with the upper bolt on the rear shock, every time i turn it the shaft turns with it....what do i do
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:06 PM   #8
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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sorry to jack the thread but i'm having the same problem with the upper bolt on the rear shock, every time i turn it the shaft turns with it....what do i do
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The center of the shock shaft is sized for a 6mm hex wrench. Insert the hex wrench into the shaft, and it will hold the shaft still.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:15 PM   #11
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OR, it may have a top that accepts a wrench



Just hold the top with the propper wrench, and turn the nut.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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wow.....i feel retarded haha
Everyone learns sometime.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:41 PM   #14
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live and learn, thank you so much, we were doin the whole suspension today and had a hell of a time tryin to get the coilovers out and by the time we got to the rear shocks and couldnt figure it out, well i was so frustrated i could punt an infant across the room haha and now you tell me this i feel so much better.

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Old 08-05-2009, 11:41 PM   #15
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Chris

Do you know the proper wrench for the top? Can I just use vice grips?
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:08 AM   #16
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Chris

Do you know the proper wrench for the top? Can I just use vice grips?
Dont use Vice grips....I cant remember the size....I think its a 6mm also..
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:17 PM   #17
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Ok I messed up. Before I even read chriss last post I went ahead and just used some channel locks. Now I can't even fit a wrench in there because there isn't much to grip on the top anymore....
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Stuff like this is why he's the best Chris4x4 on the whole site.
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:36 PM   #19
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Ok I messed up. Before I even read chriss last post I went ahead and just used some channel locks. Now I can't even fit a wrench in there because there isn't much to grip on the top anymore....
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Old 08-06-2009, 05:37 PM   #20
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stuff like this is why he's the best chris4x4 on the whole site.
lol!! :d
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