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Seized top rear shock bolts

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25 Feb 2019 08:20 #203800 by barkclark
Battled twice with my rear shock top bolts trying to fit a lift kit. Not for budging. Seized solid.

Tried hitting it with heat. Tried my bolt remover socket but as yous will know its tight for space even with a socket.

No joy.

Any ideas?

Cheers

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25 Feb 2019 08:31 #203803 by sniper
Replied by sniper on topic Seized top rear shock bolts
Get under it every day with release oil and give it a sharp tap with a hammer after spraying, take care not to damage the bolt head, your just looking to give it a mechanical shock.

Do that for a week and have another go, more of the same and hope it works...... drilling those out would be a nightmare.

sniper

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25 Feb 2019 12:57 #203817 by barkclark

sniper wrote: Get under it every day with release oil and give it a sharp tap with a hammer after spraying, take care not to damage the bolt head, your just looking to give it a mechanical shock.

Do that for a week and have another go, more of the same and hope it works...... drilling those out would be a nightmare.

sniper


Got at it with WD40 for 2 weeks. Maybe need something better? I don't think drilling out would work at all. Really struggling for ideas.

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25 Feb 2019 13:19 - 25 Feb 2019 13:19 #203820 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Seized top rear shock bolts
Dave , of this forum, cut holes in the boot floor to get better access to them.

There is a post somewhere showing this.

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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25 Feb 2019 17:23 #203825 by barkclark

mlines wrote: Dave , of this forum, cut holes in the boot floor to get better access to them.

There is a post somewhere showing this.


Aw naw!

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25 Feb 2019 17:35 #203827 by Cremator1
Plus gas is what you need

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25 Feb 2019 17:55 #203829 by S200KYS
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mlines wrote: Dave , of this forum, cut holes in the boot floor to get better access to them.

There is a post somewhere showing this.


If all else fails...

www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/18-buil...ner-build?start=1104

This was to weld a new shock mount on that had sheared off, but being as Martin has mentioned it...

is It Sunday Yet?

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25 Feb 2019 18:23 #203831 by barkclark
This isnt sounding too promising haha. Ill try plus gas and soak them forever haha

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25 Feb 2019 18:35 #203834 by Cremator1
It will work plus gas and a tap with a hammer

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25 Feb 2019 20:20 - 25 Feb 2019 20:20 #203838 by barkclark

Cremator1 wrote: It will work plus gas and a tap with a hammer


Like the positivity. Ordered plus gas. Ill give it a go!
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25 Feb 2019 20:57 #203839 by Dano0404
Blow torch

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25 Feb 2019 22:37 #203842 by barkclark

Dano0404 wrote: Blow torch


Tried that mate

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