2002 Focus hatchback
the left rear shocks went in easy with no problems. I was able to take the impact gum and get the bolt out easy.
But the right rear shock's lower bolt will not budge. It is loose. There is room between the head of the bolt and where it bolts in to. So the shock will slide within that area. But it won't come out. I am able to get a breaker bar in there and turn it 1/8 of a turn each time, but if I relied on this method, it would take 12 hours!
So now, the car has one brand new KYB shock and one old shock bouncing around riding rough and noisy.
I will purchase one of those torque multipliers on Amazon. That should make it possible to remove the right shock bolt. Are either of these good? 1-inch 58:1
or 1/2-inch 16:1
The bolt size for the shock I'm trying to remove is 15mm.