Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 11:42:49 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <>
Subject: bottom shock mount on C900 a-arms

Hi, put the front right shock back on it's mount on the a-arm on my 1985 900i today after replacing the balljoints and the tie-rod end. Problem I have is that the nut to secure the shock to the a-arm won't torque up - it's really tight but it's turning like it's twisted off it's thread on the mount pin. The nut was threaded properly to begin with. Any ideas? I don't want to replace the a-arm but since the car isn't going to be registered any time soon it might be alright just for local grunting (not on the road). What makes it most likely to have stripped it's thread is that I can't get the nut off either! I guess the combination of a bit of rubber from the shock bushing with a little of the bush lube might be part of it. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Classic Saab Workshop -- For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.

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