Originally Posted by Anthrobus
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