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Old 02-08-2011, 11:12 PM
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Vehicle: 1994 Dodge Ram
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Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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Originally Posted by rlsbee View Post
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.

Are you replacing the shocks? If so, try to get a pair of Vise grips on the shaft so you can keep it from turning. If not, I would spray it heavily with PB Blaster or WD-40 and let it set for a bit. Guessing you don't have air tools? 3/8 or 1/2 impact gun could just zip that nut right off.
Can someone please tell me, why common sense is so uncommon these days??
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