Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 01:02:49 -0000 From: MeatballTurbo <carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com> Subject: Re: Wish me luck, year shocks today.
In article <2q8drv40ptgj2e4h5ur4vne7r08fm2na13nopsamcom>, saab900 nopsamne.no spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... > > In my car, the top nuts were very jammed, AND there was two of them. > I ended up using my Dremel, and cut the nuts to pices. ;) > I was told to cut away the old rubber bushings first to allow me to grip the old shock shaft with a pair of mole grips or pump pliers etc. Yes, two slim 17mm nuts arranged as a lock nut. I decided, before removing the top nuts/cutting the bushings, I would try at least loosen all the nuts/bolts first. That was when I discovered that a) the top nuts wouldn't shift without pursasion. b) the bottom nut and bolt wouldn't shift period. c) it looks like the panhard rod and radius arm bushes (I believe together they make a watts link) are pretty shot, and could do with replacing anyway. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot) http://www.bouncing-czechs.com