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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Aarondholt, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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    Aarondholt

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    Need help!! Just did kings all the way around my 2019 Tacoma. Rear Dakar leafs hammer hangers and front delta joint uca. Trying to adjust my fronts to sit level with the rear but when I get about two turns on the coil it starts to rotate the hole unit! Wondering if anyone had had this problem?! And help would be great of if there is another thread with this info. Thanks tw
     
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  2. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    Technically you are suppose to remove them from the truck to adjust them. This gives less of a chance to jump threads.
     
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  4. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:04 PM
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    damn okay I don't have any kind of spring vice. id still have the same problem off the truck with too much pressure from the spring im thinking even if they are off the truck?..
     
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    Yep.
     
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    Wait for the suspension to settle out before you mess with it or else you’ll be doing it again
     
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    yeah I see that thread.. see that people are adjusting them on the truck.. I was able to get about two full turns on mine before the hole unit started to rotate
     
  8. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Did you tried jacking the front of your truck and rotate the collars that way?
     
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    What do you mean rotate the whole unit? As long as the collar is rotating on the threads it doesn't matter if the spring and lower perch are rotating. Also if you "just" put it on you should wait for the rear springs to settle before making adjustments.
     
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    I have the truck jacked up.. when I get a few turns in it gets super tight and rotates the hole unit around not just the collar. the threads and everything is turning
     
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    If could be unthreading the body from the top cap. Its probably unlikely but its possible. If you see a gap from threaded body from top blue cap then stop or shock will leak. Picture?
    Ive done this several times, make sure wheels are off the ground and the allen pinch bolt is just barely loose and it will turn even with spring is fine.
    Also I have had to fix this but people tend to loosen the allen pinch bolt too much and it allows the top threaded collar to jump threads and go crooked, it may spin a bit and get stuck. Take a look and see if its not crooked.
     
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    You’re right. Looks like the top is coming out. Other side is tight.

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    Yep its coming off, stop be very careful. Best bet is to tighten the collar and thread it back on. But what has to happen after is you have to take the shock out take it apart and it has to get retightened with red lock tight. Or it will happen agian.
     
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    Damn! Okay thanks! Guess it’s onto the next project.
     
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    I have dealt with so many shocks and have seen so many little mishaps with new shocks. It could have been that guy assembling shocks forgot to locktight and tighten well . If it was not ridiculously tight to turn then thats the case .

    Yeah no problem. Shock is under high pressure, going more could have made shock blow the fluid out.
     
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    Yeah not sure. I jacked the truck up and was turning it to adjust them up and the it all started turning. So pretty much this shock need to be rebuilt...
     
  17. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:18 PM
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    Yeah , if they are new they they dont need rebuild, as they dont need new parts they just need to come apart and the top cap needs red locktight and tightened correctly.
     
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    But If you take the cap off to tighten down won’t you lose the gas and some fluid? What happens if I just retightened it with out lock-tight. Won’t it only come lose if I try to adjust it ?
     
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    "rebuild" implies changing the oil, seals, orings, and wipers. Yours just needs to be disassembled and properly reassembled.
     
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    gotcha.. yeah sounds like that shock is going to need to be sent back to kings for the work which sucks!! I might give mule a call tomorrow and see if that's anything they deal with.. thanks for all your help!
     

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