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Old 07-02-2009
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Oh and on the rears. After you get the nut off either end, shoot a little WD-40 around the threaded and and let it soak into the bushing for a couple seconds then tap the bolt out with a hammer.
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get me a picture of the top of the stock shocks..
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Well I called the shop today around 830 told me to bring it in. Took it in and havent heard from them yet.
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mk, i want to stop hearing *****ing till ya'll grow a brain..

see that litle flat spot at the very top? You can put vice grips on that, or better yet they make a special tool!

idk if all of them have the 19mm hex it shows in the pic, but i know they're all going to have that double flat spot on the top.
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idk if all of them have the 19mm hex it shows in the pic, but i know they're all going to have that double flat spot on the top.
I didnt see any spot on the top of the shock to put a wrench(where the 19mm is). I had rancheros on it before
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Well I got the truck back, went to town to fill up and go on my trip. Well at the gas station I notice gear oil/some kind of oil in the wheel well. Looked at my CV and the boot was blown. Took it back to the shop and got it fix 43 bucks.

Oh well I guess **** happens, well had to put my trip on hold untill tomarrow.
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Sux dude. I know how you feel.

Well this thread has helped me b/c I'm hoping to order new shocks today and put them on next week.
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my schocks were a PITA also and my truck is an 04. So don't worry about it, they put the stuff on hardcore so that people not like us(modders) dont have to worry about pats falling off.
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ik how ya feel on having bad luck. dont get me wrong, i love my truck. but it just seems like a i ended up w/ a bad egg with all my front end problems. it sucks expecially when i take it in multiple times to different shops and they either dont hear/feel it, dont find anything when checkin parts, or when i take it down there it doesnt seem to have any problems that time... im thinkn bout gettin ride of it and gettin a bigger truck...
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Dude, it doesn't hurt to ask for help! Front shocks are really easy to do with two people and the proper tools.

The rear shocks...well they just suck. Crap flies up and hits the bolts, especially with Ohio winters. My bolts weren't put on that tight and when I took them off I snapped both lower bolts. Go to the hardware store and buy new stainless ones. Problems solved.

And I'm in town for another couple days, if you need a hand let me know! I'm not that far away!
Glad I wasn't the only one.
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Haven't tried the shocks on my Ranger yet. Did our '84 F-250 not long ago. Didn't even mess with tools. A Sawz-All is all you need. No problems. Ranger must be a little more complicated?
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i ususally torque the hell out of the upper stud to snap it off or at work just lop it off with the torch.
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