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I've heard it's a real nightmare job to replace those rear shocks. Fortunately I have not had to do this job yet. About the only suggestion that springs to mind is to heat the bolt up cherry red with a torch before attempting to loosen it. Maybe go through several heat and cooldown cycles to try to break loose the threads. You might also try the candle wax trick - after the bolt is moderately heated wick some wax into the threads which helps lubricate things. (I've always wanted to try one of those inductive heaters but they're pretty expensive for a home shop.)
And yeah, the body on these is not near as stiff as the old C900. Whenever I jack up my 9000 if doors needs to be opened it's very noticeable that they are not quite fitting squarely with that stress on the body.
I've found for the most part the 9000 is pretty reasonable to work on but every car has some design aspects that beg the question "What the heck were they smoking?"
Posts in this Thread:
- Rear shock swap fail - LONG, skibumm100, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:18:59
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, DickT , Thu, 28 Jun 2018 14:03:32
- Managed to dodge this job..., Noel , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 09:06:02
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JimO, Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:33:08
- Yeah, been there...., andym, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:01:30
- Sawzall, Montana Tom , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:49:02
- Drill, baby, drill!, Bill Homer, Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:56:15
- Re: Rear shock swap fail - LONG, JerseySaab , Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:37:01 <-- Viewing This Message
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