Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2003 00:53:24 -0000
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Wish me luck, year shocks today.

In article <>, spouted forth into > > I wouldn't have the slightest idea where to start. What's the procedure? > How do u support the car? Do u have to hold up the car in one corner or > ask sonny to do it? > > Jack up car, put on an axle stand on a solid piece of the floor/frame Place trolley jack under the rear axle frame (Where the hub attaches) and lift to take the load off the spring and relax the shock a little. Then right at the top of the inner arch, you can see a tube that the shock sits in. It actually ends inside the wheel arch itself, bt inside the boot/trunk/luggage area. The standard sachs shock has a locknut (two slim nuts) arrangement (17mm) at the top. At the bottom it is a 19mm nut and bolt. Both appear to be very rusty in my case. You can actually do it from outside the car, you don't need to work in the luggage area/boot at all. -- Carl Robson (The poster formerly known as Skodapilot)

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