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 Post subject: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Okay, taking out my old springs and shocks in the rear, and got the first one out alright, then got to the second one. Undid the bottom shockie mounting bolt, trailing arms loosened, and then as you presume the shockie will slowly fall down... and nothing, went to grab it to loosen it up, and realised it was stuck. As you can see i've given it a couple wacks with screw driver / crow bar.... and nothing.

If you notice it's kind of turned a little bit and got stuck, and the strut is leaning a bit to the left.

Anyone have any idea whats happened? Or how to fix this problem easily?

This shockie is a monroe shockie, where as the other one was just a stock one, so i presume this means that someone has had a crack at it... not sure if it was from them though.
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 Post subject: Re: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 5:56 pm 
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undone the top i hope.

lightly lift the diff a little.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:29 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
undone the top i hope.

lightly lift the diff a little.

Well thats the thing, the top bolt is still on. And it's not coming off easily....

And lifting the diff just makes it all rise together.
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 Post subject: Re: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:23 pm 
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I would using a drift and a big hammer, hit the side that is sticking out and try to rotate the shocker around to the position it should be in.
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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 7:28 pm 
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It is never going to come out if the nut at the top behind the rear seat isnt removed.
If you cant get it undone by holding the top of the shock shaft with a set of vice grips or similar and undoing the nut , you will have to either get a nut slitter or an angle grinder cut it off.
Replacememt shock time then.

 

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:24 pm 
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spring compressors and then go for the shock

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:36 am 
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Hmmm... Either way though, shouldn't the shock still just kind of ease down slowly? The other shock i did i undid the bottom mounting bolt and then the top and it came out fine. I don't see how using the spring compressors will help though?

Hopefully i can get it sorted... although probably shouldn't of drank as much as I did last night :|
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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:40 am 
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splosh123 wrote:
Hmmm... Either way though, shouldn't the shock still just kind of ease down slowly? The other shock i did i undid the bottom mounting bolt and then the top and it came out fine. I don't see how using the spring compressors will help though?

Hopefully i can get it sorted... although probably shouldn't of drank as much as I did last night :|

your taking the spring tension off the parts and only have the shock to play with

 

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 Post subject: Re: Need some serious help! Shockie is stuck!!
Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:00 am 
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umm. UNDO THE TOP BOLT!

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:03 am 
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splosh123 wrote:
Hmmm... Either way though, shouldn't the shock still just kind of ease down slowly? The other shock i did i undid the bottom mounting bolt and then the top and it came out fine. I don't see how using the spring compressors will help though?

Hopefully i can get it sorted... although probably shouldn't of drank as much as I did last night :|

your taking the spring tension off the parts and only have the shock to play with

I see, i'll give that a try, so if i get the tension off i should have a better chance of getting it free with a hammer? If this doesn't work, what would be the next option? I don't mind cutting the shock (if thats safe) just hope theres a shop open that stocks replacement shocks...

Cheers I'll let you know how i go with getting the tension off the parts.
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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:16 am 
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WILDEB wrote:
umm. UNDO THE TOP BOLT!

I've tried, the top bit of the shock keeps turning, and i've tried getting vice grips on it and it still aint budging, i'll give it a good try today, got a bit sick and tired of it all yesterday...

sorry about double post.
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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:18 am 
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so your trying to get the shock out? to change springs? that top bolt has to come out. or if you are re-using the shocks just undo the 4 bolts holding the shock "tower" to the car. they are inside the car too

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:58 am 
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Did you put the vice grips on the threaded part of the shaft and damage the thread, and now the nut wont come off?
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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 12:55 pm 
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All good! Took off the top plate and that loosened it a bit, gave it some friendly smacks with the hammer and she came out.

Got lovell ultra-lows in the rear... although now at certain times when idling, the exhaust seems to be rattling on something? Anyone heard of this?

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:21 pm 
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splosh123 wrote:
All good! Took off the top plate and that loosened it a bit, gave it some friendly smacks with the hammer and she came out.

Got lovell ultra-lows in the rear... although now at certain times when idling, the exhaust seems to be rattling on something? Anyone heard of this?

Cheers

PS. gotta love cars... :lol:


mine did it. hits the diff. raise the exhaust

 

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