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 Post subject: Rear replacement shocks?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:58 am 
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How do you remove and reinsert the rear shocks?

Maybe I doing something wrong here.

I had a hard time in inserting the rear shocks back into the bottom clamp. I had to widened the vertical crack to about 1/4 inch insert the temp shocks. Then I could not get the bolts back on.

Any clues?

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 Post subject: shocks
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:29 am 
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to get the rear shocks out you have to pull the "sandwich" bolt all the way out
shouldn't be too hard to get the new shock in. so as long as the shock is lined
up it should drop in.
remember the shock has a wee little indent in it, soo that bottom "sandwich" bolt stops the strut from rotating.

i usually use a big long screwdriver <flat> and tap it down parrallel to the strut housing, when the strut is fully seated remove the screw driver.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:34 am 
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Murr, I managed to place the new shock (temp ones) in the holder. Had to tap down the top with a hammer and large socket head. The bottom, like the Konis have a 2-3 inch of slender and then slight widening out. Then the little strap with a notch should fit in the clamp crack to stop the shock from rotating right?

Now, the problem is placing the bolt in when after widening the crack to slip in the shock. How can I reclose the clamp crack to aplly the bolt?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:55 am 
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it "should" just come back together. mine always have...
yes slot in the "crack" to stop rotating
maybe clean out the hub <shock holder > with some sandpaper or something

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:57 am 
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Ok...I will try it when I get home tonight.

Thanks :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:30 pm 
you might have widened the spae too much and put it at an angle and it keeps the threads from lineing up. if you still cant get it try using a pair of biga$$ 18" slip notch wrench and squeezing it together a little bit. then try to install the bolt


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Good one...I will ensure I have that wench before attemtping it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:11 pm 
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Ok...I manage to install the shocks on Saturday.

I went down to NAPA and purchased to three inch large bolts 1/2 inch type with a lock nut and washer.

Drilled out the strut clamp bolt hole to match the new bolts.

Applied some pressure by tapping the shock into the clamp since they are very tight fitting. When the notch was resting centered on the clamp, I applied the bolt and lock nut to 80lbs.

Verify the fix and works great.

Now to fix the front shocks (passenger side is bouncing).

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