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corsayoung
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

hey,

basically got the removing top nut off rear shocks and thing wouldnt budge, just kept spinning!

Got the mole grips out, they just pinged off, started to round the top of the rectangle on the shocks now

Just looking and peoples best way of removing them?! Tempted to get dad to weld bar on to hold it?

thanks
Graeme
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:36   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

correct size spanner ontop or get some grips on the actuall shock.
Mertin
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I gave up on mine and took a grinder to the actual piston on the shock and cut it off. Supposed to grip the flats though and remove top nut
corsayoung
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tried that, had mole grips and correct spanner on top trying but just rounded the top flats
Mertin
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If u dont need it again grind the f***er off
davieslim
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had to use an impact gun on mines
corsayoung
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Well im not sure if i will need it again you see, there so fricken frustrating, all day i spent trying to get it off, only to have to put it all back together and try again tomorrow!
Mertin
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23rd Nov 10 at 00:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Unless your planning putting standard suspension back on to sell the car then you wont need it? And if u do im sure it wont be hard to pick up some standard corsa shocks
alan-g-w
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23rd Nov 10 at 08:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Impact gun and a deep socket might help
corsayoung
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23rd Nov 10 at 09:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

We don't all have impact guns lying in our garages tho I'm afraid :/, cheers for the help may just have to try the welding bar trick like
corsav6_mut
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23rd Nov 10 at 09:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I managed to get a pair of mole grips on the top of the shock below the nut to stop it turning
alan-g-w
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23rd Nov 10 at 10:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I didn't realise davie had already said impact gun, whoops
Rob-e91
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23rd Nov 10 at 16:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

take the wheel off hold the top of the shock under the wheel arch then get someone to undo the top with a spanner.. worked on my one shock just not the other :/
tom130691
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23rd Nov 10 at 22:03   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

need to do mine soon :/ plan to get new bolts to go back on anyway


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Generation
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23rd Nov 10 at 22:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Rob-e91
take the wheel off hold the top of the shock under the wheel arch then get someone to undo the top with a spanner.. worked on my one shock just not the other :/


done this, I could reach to hold both at same time, but mole grips hold themselves against chassis after few turns
8vcorsa
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24th Nov 10 at 18:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

m8 i had the same problem in my shocks when i wanted to put my rear brace on and the moles just poped off i got a file and filled the sides of the top of the shock and then put them back on but tighter and then used the spanner on them and it finally gave in and came off buy my thread is bust but it still works
corsadonk
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24th Nov 10 at 18:18   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Get some better mole grips.
tom130691
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27th Nov 10 at 20:51   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

failing on mine now for the rear brace,
top flats rounding onmine too but i dont have mole grips just a massive pair of pilers and wd40


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ianofbhills
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28th Nov 10 at 13:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Is the car jacked up or on the floor?

Sometimes the extra weight on the shock of having the car on the floor is enough to hold the shock whilst you undo the nut.
alan-g-w
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28th Nov 10 at 13:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Depending on the diameter of the threaded bit, drill a small hole in it and use a screwdriver/ allen key to hold it?
biswell
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28th Nov 10 at 14:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i always use a adjustable spanner on the the rectangle bit always does the trick to stop it spining
alan-g-w
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28th Nov 10 at 14:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd be using stilsons before an adjustable spanner.

 
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