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Old 07-28-05, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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DIY - Shock Removal

DIY - Shock removal
Stock removal can be done a few ways. Here is a picture of ALL the nuts and bolts required to be removed.



Step 1. Lift the car off the ground AND unscrew all the ABS and brake wires/hoses. You don't have to remove the calipers.

Step 2. Remove the (3) 14mm nuts from inside the engine bay
not to remove the one in the middle since it is under pressure from the spring.


step 3. Remove the Shock TO stock fork bolt. You will need a 17mm Socket




step 4. Now remove the fork bolt and nut. A 17mm socket is required. AFter you do this, the assembly will fall onto the axle. I would but a cloth inbetween the axle and stock fork just to be safe.





step 6. Now, to give yourself some extra space to work with, remove the upper control arm. Do do this, remove the (2) 17mm nuts in the engine bay.
DRIVERS SIDE: You can easily access them.
PASSENGER SIDE: You will have remove 2 bolts on the fuse box and use a wrench to get inside there.

Passangers side Upper control arm bolts:






ONce the upper control arm is free, do not remove it from the knuckle. Just let is hang there.
CAUTION: Do not pull the knuckle to far away from the car or the inner axle might pop out of the halfshaft and then you'l have to remove the axle to correct this.


Now you'll have enough space to remove the Shock.
To install, I recommend you first connect the top of the shock to the engine bay (as in step 2).

CAUTION: Do not pull the knuckle to far away from the car or the inner axle might pop out of the halfshaft.

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Goddamn, G. Nice DIY but I hope that's not your car that you're demonstrating on. That thing's all to pieces---
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nah, my beater car. Gone tomarrow
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Taking all of the usable sh1t off before disposal? Good move---
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yupppppp . spare brakes, calipers, rotors, axles, half shaft, abs sensors.... and thats just the suspension.
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nice diy but you may want to tell people NOT to remove that nut in the middle of the strut... struts kill.
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nut in middle of strut?

EDIT: for spring removal?
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nut in middle of strut?

EDIT: for spring removal?
yes in the second pic when you say to remove the three nuts that hold the strut in place make a point to tell people not to remove the one in the middle since it is under pressure from the spring. never assume people know what you know.
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gotcha thanks!!! ADded it in
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Need to change my shocks

I've been searching on the site, and I found this thread.

Question: I need to change the shock. How do I continue from the end of these instructions
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ok so what if the knuckle joint dies come out, because I think mine did I cant get my upper control arm to go back into place. and it feels like my axle has slipped out but Ican still turn the wheel and get the other wheel to turn too. . . help
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I've been searching on the site, and I found this thread.

Question: I need to change the shock. How do I continue from the end of these instructions
I do not have a shock disassembly DIY. I can tell you a spring compressor will be needed. A warning: the spring is under extreme pressure and will spring up into your face if you remove the hardware keeping it down.

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ok so what if the knuckle joint dies come out, because I think mine did I cant get my upper control arm to go back into place. and it feels like my axle has slipped out but Ican still turn the wheel and get the other wheel to turn too. . . help
I'm a little lost... You should place the axle though the knuckle first, then use the hub nut to secure it into place. Then move the upper control arm outwards (towards you) and then slide the axle into the differential. I then held the top of the knuckle and pushed it towards the car in order to get the axle to "pop" it into the differetial.

Did you read my caution: CAUTION: Do not pull the knuckle to far away from the car or the inner axle might pop out of the halfshaft and then you'l have to remove the axle to correct this. You might have to remove the boot
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Great stuff guys, I am wondering if there is any DIY on the rear shock removal and install?
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I have a lot of pics that I can add to the front shock DIY if anyone needs them until I add them in send me a PM with your email address and I will email them to you.
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