front shocks

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 20:50
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gday
im doing the shocks on my patrol, had no prob with the back but cant undo the bottom bolt on the fronts any one have any hints.

trev
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:02

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:02
Had one in my workshop today. Had to use an impact socket, a Sidchrome crack bar and a piece of pipe extension on the bar. The nut had "frozen" and boy was one tight. Once it cracked I could then undo it with a rattle gun. Bob
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:10
how did you stop the bottom part of the shock from spining when you undid the bolt
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 06:33

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 06:33
Had another person hold it with an 18" pair of Multigrips.
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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 07:38

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 07:38
Hold the shockie with a stillson wrench http://www.justtools.com.au/category592_1.htm
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:50

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 20:50
gday thanx for the feed back. Stilsens did the trick, all done. I have alot off respect for mechanics doin what they do petty they dont get paid accordingly.
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Reply By: Ross M - Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:28

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 21:28
If it is a bolt head, then hit the bolt head,the flat top of it, with a hammer a few times.
The shock wave which travels down the bolt shank vibrates the threads and often loosens the bolt so it can be unscrewed.
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