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Old 08-16-2011, 06:52 PM
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2006 F250 4X4 Front Shock Removal

I got some new shocks for my truck (Rancho RS9000XL). Installed the rears with no problem. Simply unbolt and bolt the new ones on. Went to do the front ones and ran into some trouble. I can't for the life of me get the bottom bolts loose off the front shocks. It looks like a normal nut and bolt setup but there is this piece of metal sticking down off the nut that is throwing me off. I tried a regular ratchet first, then a big wrench and a hammer, then moved to a breaker bar and a bigger hammer, then got out the air impact gun and let it do its thing for a while and nothing. They won't even budge. I also soaked them with WD40. Is their some sort of trick as to getting these off? Its just that piece of metal sticking down that throwing me off.
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That piece of metal is the nut....all you have to do is use a 18mm socket on the lower bolt and should come right out. Lower bolt torque is 100ftlb. Also try some PB Blaster instead od WD40.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:13 PM

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The tab of metal keeps the nut from spinning while you tighten and loosen the lower shock bolt. That way you dont have to put a wrench on it.
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