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Old 08-07-2010, 01:40 PM
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Easiest way to remove front shocks

What is the easiest way to remove the top nut on the front shocks on an 05 F350? I tried using 2 21mm wrenches but that was taking forever and I don't think it made any progress and it is almost impossible to turn that top nut. Any ideas on the easiest way guys?
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:26 PM
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So I was reading around and saw some people on different forums say to use a torch to try and heat up the nut so that the metal will expand and be easy to free as well as burn out any loc-tite that might be in there. Is this a good idea or no? I am not going to be reusing the shocks so I could careless what happens to them. I will just buy some replacement nuts for the new shocks.
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It is a nylock nut on there, no lock tite. Sorry to say but the only way is using a wrench to back it out, it is moving just doesn't seem that way as the rubber grommet is compressed. Make sure that the weight of the truck is off of the wheels.
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yep, big PIA! IIRC the pass side I was able to get an air ratchet w/extension + swivel frigin monkey arms (lol) to get the damn thing out but the other side was slowww, twist for a bit stop drink beer and curse at it
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Craftsman Offset Ratcheting Metric Set worked like a champ!
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just curious what kind of shocks did you get???
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:40 AM
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Thanks for the tip on the wrenches Davey.....will be heading down to Sears in the next week for some!
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