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Jimny rear shock stuck - advice

 
 
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Terios2004
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Jimny rear shock stuck - advice Reply with quote

Hi, starting to fall out with the Jimny already. Had it a month before steering wobble started, and now this. Bought some new bits for it, and need to remove the old shocks. Obviously everything is crusty, but can't remove the top bolts on rear shocks - any advice on this? (Never had these issues on the old Terios!)
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StuartL
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a decent penetrating oil several times over several days prior to next removal attempt. The oil will creep into the threads and make it easier to break them free.

You can also try heating/cooling the bolts with a blow torch and ice, that's often enough to assist in breaking the bite.

Also: Get new bolts in advance, then you can put the new ones in immediately.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, tried and failed! It's gone to the garage - see what they can do.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terios2004 wrote:
Hi, tried and failed! It's gone to the garage - see what they can do.


I had a old jimny that was pretty crusty underneath from farm life.

2 Days under it with power bars and a blow torch to get the rear shock bolts off....... I sold the car after as it was too coroded to work on practically, the shell was good though so go figure.

If yours is bad under it get it well cleaned. Get the garage to loosen up all the bits you want to work on too and copper grease them for you.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Garage sorted - took plenty of heat! Now to look at track rod ends and castor correction and ......
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