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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Ive tried putting a deep socket and rocking it back and forth to break it off but nothing. Is that how much they charge per side? That is good advice but im always trying to do it myself cause i dont have buddies in those types of shops cause 1 they overcharge for everything and 2 i dont trust most shops.

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I..... they overcharge for everything and 2 i dont trust most shops.

Yah yah yah. of course they do, And, I -->don't,<-- either, Dude, WTH is dont? :: confused screwed-eyed mojicon/::


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They do make a tool for this job.. I paid less than $15 for it.

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They do make a tool for this job.. I paid less than $15 for it.
And here it is. I got mine at O'reilly https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...400/22984545-P

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Ive tried putting a deep socket and rocking it back and forth to break it off but nothing. Is that how much they charge per side? That is good advice but im always trying to do it myself cause i dont have buddies in those types of shops cause 1 they overcharge for everything and 2 i dont trust most shops.
Likewise on a OLD and VERY RUSTY 96 9C1 that I'm parting. Just removed the front Suspension and to Save time and tossing the shocks anyway, I tried the "snapping off the bolt method and it didn't work for me.

Couldn't find my Shock tool for this purpose so just used old Reliable...A Pair of Vice Grips.

I know you said you tried that, but you got to grip the heck out of it. It's a little tricky to get in there but reaching in from the Front side I was able to "CLAMP" down on the Shock shaft really well. Then just a Socket from the top and it was off in about 2 min. You just got to get in there, get some leverage and Clamp the Shyt out of it so it doesn't spin on you. You need some strong hands to get the clamp on there tight enough.

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I just purchased the tool for this job for 15 dollars so I'm really happy they made a fix for this problem thank you everyone for your input I knew eventually with my annoying questions I'd be with an answer to get my boat suspension to stop bouncing all day long. I tried the vice grip but maybe not tight enough, then i saw a person manage to get 2 vice grips in there so two must be twice as good. I tried air gun but dont have a 1 foot 1/2" extension for my air gun to get it from top. Everything is in the way on the passenger front, and I thought there would be a slot in the piston rod for a vice grip but it just spins. I'm at ease just waiting for part and will get this done fast.
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I didn't read all the posts but glean you are not trying to save the shock.
Sorry if this is already suggested

Put a deep socket and extension on the top nut.
Rock it back and forth, the stud will snap off below to nut very easily




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This front passenger shock is still baffling, does 2 vice grips help? I was thinking of getting a file and just get one side of the still spinning piston shaft so my vice grips stops slipping. Cause i need a socket up top i dont see how people do vice grips up top and a open end wrench together. This jobs a pain to do without cutting it with fire or air chisel which I dont have.


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