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#4808443 - 07/08/18 03:15 PM I was able to replace one rear shock but not
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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Loc: USA
the other

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.

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#4808461 - 07/08/18 03:35 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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If this were in a shop they would heat up the nut with an acetylene torch. Failing that you could bounce over to the local muffler shop and have them finish off.

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#4808469 - 07/08/18 03:47 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Can you turn it in clockwise at all? If you work it back and forth a bit first it may come out more easily. A bit of penetrating oil before you turn it in could help.

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#4808472 - 07/08/18 03:54 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
slacktide_bitog Offline


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I sprayed plenty of penetrating oil on both sides, around the same time. I actually sprayed the right side first, then the left. But I worked on the left side first, and it came out perfectly.

As for turning it clockwise, I already lowered the car, and I don't want to lift it again until I want to try it again, which probably won't be until next weekend, and I will most likely have the torque multiplier.

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#4808476 - 07/08/18 03:59 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Can you get a reciprocating saw blade on the bolt? Cut off nd buy a new bolt.
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#4808494 - 07/08/18 04:46 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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You can't get the impact on the right shock bolt? What impact gun? What length breaker bar? 1/2 inch drive?
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#4808495 - 07/08/18 04:47 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Penetrating oil and propane torch
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#4808510 - 07/08/18 05:17 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: ZZman]
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Hitting the exposed threads of the bolt with a wire wheel before any of this is always helpful.

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#4808539 - 07/08/18 05:56 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: Kira]
umungus1122 Offline


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Originally Posted By: Kira
Hitting the exposed threads of the bolt with a wire wheel before any of this is always helpful.

Yep, always clean the threads up before removing the nut.
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#4808575 - 07/08/18 06:40 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: spasm3]
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
You can't get the impact on the right shock bolt? What impact gun? What length breaker bar? 1/2 inch drive?


The impact gun is the Craftsman C3 19V. The breaker bar is 25 inches. Both are 1/2 inch drive

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#4808592 - 07/08/18 07:12 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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There’s your problem, you’re using a Craftsman C3 battery powered impact. My experience with those things is they have a hard time taking off lug nuts.
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#4808599 - 07/08/18 07:19 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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When I changed my shocks on my Jeep the fronts went off fine. The rears were a major pain. Especially the bottom ones. Heat was the cure
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#4808609 - 07/08/18 07:40 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: MParr]
spasm3 Offline


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Originally Posted By: MParr
There’s your problem, you’re using a Craftsman C3 battery powered impact. My experience with those things is they have a hard time taking off lug nuts.


You need more power. Perhaps see if a local tire shop will zip it off for you. Or get an aircat 1150 air gun.
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#4808656 - 07/08/18 08:32 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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#4808689 - 07/08/18 09:25 PM Re: I was able to replace one rear shock but not [Re: slacktide_bitog]
spasm3 Offline


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Rather than buy a one time use torque multiplier. Perhaps buy a long 72 tooth ratchet. At $70 for the torque multiplier you would be spending 1/2 of the cost of an air cat impact wrench.

I've been thinking about one of these to keep on hand when in need the ratching action and lenght of a breaker bar. ITs 72 tooth for tight areas. $39.
$34 at a northern tool store.

https://www.amazon.com/Klutch-Extra-Long-Extendable-Ratchet-Drive/dp/B072P5VBLB/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1531102681&sr=8-4&keywords=long+ratchet&refinements=p_89%3AKlutch

EDIT. Lifetime warranty at northern tool.


Edited by spasm3 (07/08/18 09:41 PM)
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