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Old 02-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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I have the truck up on jack stands in my shop. I am planning on replacing the shocks. I have air in the shop and I have an impact gun but there is no room to get the gun on top of the nut with a socket on it. 2WD is different than 4WD in that the shock does not extend to a three legged mount like the 4WD. Instead, the schock's top mount is behind the opening in the upper control arm. The control arm is such that you can not reach the nut with an open end or box wrench because the control arm is in the way. I did see a tool that is like a pair of sockets. One is for the nut and the other socket is for the stem. I'm gonna try to find one of these tools. There is no issue if I just cut the shock off because all work will be done in my shop.
thanks for the advice, so far.
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