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Help removing rear shock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meafordmike, May 1, 2010.

  1. May 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Mine keep spinning, shock and nut??
    Fast reply please.
    I have to install Dakars and N182
     
  2. May 1, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    tacoman007

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    hold the top with channel lock pliers, or on top there is a spot for the hex key
     
  3. May 1, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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    TacoNut

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    This.
     
  4. May 1, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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  5. May 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    5mm (i believe) hex key, you can figure out the rest.
     
  6. May 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    afd23a

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    If you don't care about your old shocks, cut the boot and grab the shaft with vise grips. Then turn the nut with a socket or wrench.
     
  7. May 1, 2010 at 5:32 PM
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    yeah that works but what about when he needs to tighten up the new one?haha
     
  8. May 1, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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  9. May 1, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Hex key on the shock mounts? 2nd gens are weird.
     
  10. May 1, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    no, I meant that cutting the boot cover wouldn't really help on the installation of the new shock. I had this same problem when I put mine on.lol
     
  11. May 1, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    hex on the end of the shaft on the shock...
     
  12. May 1, 2010 at 5:38 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Some have a female hex on the end of the shaft, others have a "Square" end, so as to be able to grip with a wrench.
     
  13. May 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    So, instead of the double eye, like on mine. The newer Tacomas have an eye on one end and a threaded shaft on the other, much like a front shock?
     
  14. May 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    No need to cut the shock boot, just slide it down.
     
  15. May 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    I didn't see a hex key on my stock or Bilstein HD shocks. They had a tab on the shaft to grip with a wrench. Problem was the tab broke off of my stock shocks. Cut one off and did as above for the other side. Didn't care since I was replacing them. As for the Bilstein HD's, the tab didn't break off so there wasn't a problem.
     
  16. May 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    right, and i meant that using a hex on the new shock would take care of everything!:thumbsup:
     
  17. May 1, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    afd23a

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    that would work too
     
  18. May 1, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  19. May 1, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Yep.
     
  20. May 1, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Some have a Hex hole :

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    So you can hold it still:

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    While others have an end for a box wrench:

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