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Need some quick help: Rear shock removal

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wilsonpj, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    wilsonpj

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    I'm trying to remove the rear shock and as I turn the 14mm nut at the top of the shock it won't come loose, the shock itself just spins. I tried taping up the shock and using vice grips to hold it in place as I turn the nut but that is not working....

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    kinkrider101

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    5mm allen at the top
     
  3. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    Make the vice grips tighter on the shock shaft and use some Liquid Wrench on that top nut.

    Don't get the liquid wrench on the shock shaft. That stuff is slick and even the vice grips won't hold after that.

    If you have an impact gun you could also give that a shot.
     
  4. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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    mjp2

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    That too. :eek:
     
  5. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    but only if they are 1500's right?? idk if the stock shacks have it
     
  6. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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  7. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    first put your box wrench on then the vice grips on the flat part at the top... and twist, an adjustable wrench works also
     
  8. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Finally got em off, the top does not take any wrench, it is just a rectangular piece of metal, the driver side was a piece of cake but the passenger took forever, it was locked up pretty good.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    nice at least you got it
    now post some pics
    :worthless:
     
  10. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    i had the same problem when i did mine. luckily TW was here to the rescue :D well chris saved me with some pictures
     
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