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Old 06-21-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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On a scale from 1 to 10, how hard it is to replace the shocks?

They're totally rusted out. How hard is it to diy replace rear shocks?
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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Depends a lot of what sort of vehicle you're talking about.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:15 PM   #3
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Depends a lot of what sort of vehicle you're talking about.
It's a 2001 Bluebird freightliner
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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They're totally rusted out. How hard is it to diy replace rear shocks?
Is it a nut and a bolt top and bottom? Or, is one of the mounts a stud and a nut? Hosing it down with break free and tapping on the nut with a hammer for a few minutes has been the magic for many a rusted fastener. Remember that leverage is your freind and you have a lot more with a 1/2 breaker bar and a socket than what is available with a wrench. Always unscrew the nut and hold the bolt. If you twist off a nut and bolt, no problem. Replace it with same grade. If one of your mounts is a stud and you twist it off then you will have to replace the mount or replace the stud . That is a PITA.
Also use box wrenches or sockets no open end or crescent wrenches. Finally, leftie loosie righty tighty
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Old 06-21-2018, 04:03 PM   #5
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Is it a nut and a bolt top and bottom? Or, is one of the mounts a stud and a nut? Hosing it down with break free and tapping on the nut with a hammer for a few minutes has been the magic for many a rusted fastener. Remember that leverage is your freind and you have a lot more with a 1/2 breaker bar and a socket than what is available with a wrench. Always unscrew the nut and hold the bolt. If you twist off a nut and bolt, no problem. Replace it with same grade. If one of your mounts is a stud and you twist it off then you will have to replace the mount or replace the stud . That is a PITA.
Also use box wrenches or sockets no open end or crescent wrenches. Finally, leftie loosie righty tighty
Awesome thanks so much! I've got 30 days to grind this rust bucket clean and get her road worthy to drive from philly to Bellingham Washington. Been watching YouTube videos on replacing shocks on big rigs. Seems pretty similar.
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