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Rear shock absorber lower bolt/pin won't come out

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Chopperman, May 12, 2019.

  1. Chopperman

    Chopperman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2018
    28
    Weston Super Mud
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    Gary Priestley
    Rear shock absorber lower bolt/pin does not want to seem to want to come out.
    I don't like belting things with drifts and hammers. Yes I've soaked it over several days in release penetrant.
    The YouTube videos don't show the bolt being removed and the diagram that I have does not show a thread being in the end of the bolt where the tie rod is attached.
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  2. um.... i use hammers all the time on this particular job. nothing else would do it
     
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  3. Chopperman

    Chopperman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2018
    28
    Weston Super Mud
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    Gary Priestley
    I used Spring compressors to take the load off the lower bolt and persuaded it out with a drift and lump hammer.
    Yep, it was corroded in.
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  4. Chopperman

    Chopperman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2018
    28
    Weston Super Mud
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    Gary Priestley
    24000rpm. Thank you for your advice as it gave me the idea to lift the load from the pin and you confirmed it needed to belt it out as it was corroded in.
    It came through to my email and I have tried to reply to you through Ferrarichat but I cannot find it.
     
  5. where did you get the spring compressor? any link?

     
  6. yelcab

    yelcab F1 Veteran
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    Nov 29, 2001
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    I am a little confused.

    1) what model car?
    2) is it the lower shock mounting bolt? or the drop link mounting point?

    If you are not comfortable with hammer, you need to walk away and let someone else do the hammering.
     
  7. Chopperman

    Chopperman Rookie

    Nov 21, 2018
    28
    Weston Super Mud
    Full Name:
    Gary Priestley
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    Lower shock bolt

    Been handling hammers and tools since my teens. Aircraft apprentice and served many years building, repairing and maintaining aircraft and cars which I also restore.

    The spring compressor is a standard shock absorber spring compressor. I think you guys call springs coil overs?
     

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