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Old 02-13-2011, 03:36 PM
rlsbee rlsbee is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: southern NJ
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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Laramie SLT
Color: Red/Silver
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
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rlsbee is on a distinguished road

Shocks are now off the truck. I took Big Swede's suggestion and cut the nut off of the first one. It took three slices through the nut to get it off. It was really stuck. It still took a hammer and punch to get the last piece off. I gotta tell ya...I've worked on a lot of old cars and I thought I'd seen the worst stuck fasteners, but this one took the cake. The other side was different. I put a pipe wrench on the upper part of the shock (that part is welded to the shaft) and then a breaker bar on the nut. This gave me a lot of leverage and the nut broke loose right away.
Just gotta get my new shocks, now. I think I'll do the brakes also while it's up on jack stands.
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