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Old 10-14-2007
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shock trouble

I cant seem to get the driver side shock off. I got the bottom bolt off connectiing to the axle but I cant get the top one off it is spinning in place. has any one had this problem, if so how did you fix it? the passenger came off just fine.
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i used some gas pliers to hold it in place while i removed the top nut
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what am i suppost to grab a hold of with pliers there is nothing on the backside, unless something sheared off when i was wheelin?
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front or rear. sounds like you are talkin about the rears.

ill look at mine today and let you know what i see. i know that is a stud up there, but not sure how it is attached w/o lookin at it.
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yup, stud at the top thru a small bracket riveted to the frame.

if you look across the top of the frame thru the wheel well(or take the bed off), you can see the backside of the stud. if that is spinnin, you are gonna hafta weld it back to the bracket to get the shock nut off.
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I put my finger behind the the stud and there spun the nut and it didnt feel like anything was moving. So I guess my next step is to chisel the nut off and hope that the stud isnt folwd up to much.
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Which ones you talkin about Front... Rear....????
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You got to put a wrench on the bolt as a back up
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You got to put a wrench on the bolt as a back up
the top. please pay attention
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oh i thought you were talking about the fronts
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