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Lower Shock Bolt

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Kenny650, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    Kenny650

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    Ok. I am in the process of replacing my rear shocks but can't get the lower bolt on the shock to come off!? :confused: I have dried WD-40..etc. and it still won't budge. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    Torch and a hammer... Insert new bolt and WALLA! :D
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Is the nut off?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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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.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    Soak it with some PB blater, and let it sit overnight.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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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.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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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 :confused:
     
  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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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.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    OR, it may have a top that accepts a wrench

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    Just hold the top with the propper wrench, and turn the nut.
     
  12. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:20 PM
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    wow.....i feel retarded haha
     
  13. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:22 PM
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    Everyone learns sometime. :)
     
  14. Aug 5, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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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.

    thanks to you i can now sleep tonight haha :D


    (infant comment = dane cook reference, so don't freak haha)
     
  15. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    Do you know the proper wrench for the top? Can I just use vice grips?
     
  16. Aug 6, 2009 at 6:08 AM
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    Dont use Vice grips....I cant remember the size....I think its a 6mm also..
     
  17. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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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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    :(
     
  20. Aug 6, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    lol!! :d
     
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