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Old 02-08-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Front Shocks hard to remove

I have a'98 2WD 1500. I'm trying to get the nut on the top of the shocks loose but no luck so far. The nut is situated such that it's not accessible with an open end wrench (at least not where the wrench could be pulled). I can get a socket on it but the shaft of the shock turns with the nut.
There is no way to hold the shaft using the socket. I can get a 'crowfoot' on the nut but I can't budge the nut with it.
I've considered trying to get a nut splitter on it, trying to grind away the nut, and even cutting the shock with a Sawzall (messy).
I'm looking for any suggestions.
Thanks for any help.
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