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help..broken lower rear shock absorber nut

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by UTTaco93, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Jan 9, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    UTTaco93

    UTTaco93 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    well this is what i get for replacing it and being distracted with listening to football. I just put in the last 5125 shock and i over tightened the lower nut and it snapped. damnit. what is the best way to dethread it if one can do it or do i have it towed to auto repair place?:(
     
  2. Jan 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    I did the same thing to mine. I took off the U-bolt bracket and drilled a small hole in the center of the bolt and put a punch (I guess thats what its called) in the drill and slowly backed the bolt back out.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    What length of bolt do i need to replace it? i could take out on of the other but i'm lazy right now... Where could I find such a bolt in the Plano, TX area. Home Depot didn't have the type i needed... Grade 8 if what the autozone guys said is right
     
  4. Jan 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    Where was your torque wrench?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2011 at 3:47 PM
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    x2, and you will be fine driving with one shock as long as you don't hit the freeway so no need for towing.

    You're going to need some heat and probably one of those easy out things.

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  6. Jan 9, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    torque wrench in hand but didn't pay attention. was listening to greenbay and eagles game.i just got a Bolt Extractor 7/16-9/16" from Autozone. I'll be working on this tomorrow, may call in sick seeing that DFW may have freezing ice tonight and all morning long.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    Well Im not sure where to get a bolt in your area. I just went to my local hardware store and bought the same grade 8 bolt only longer, and put some spacers on it and it works perfect.
     
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