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Old 03-16-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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03 ZTS rear shock bolts

My rear shocks are bad but I don't see any easy way to remove the bottom bolt holding the shocks in. The welded nut is on the outside but the head of the bolt is too close to the brake drums. A socket won't fit in there and I don't want to remove all the brake hardware. How are you supposed to do this?


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Old 03-16-2014, 01:19 AM   #2
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I think a lot of guys cut the weld the put a wrench on the head of the bolt and spin the nut off.
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I've never had to cut anything to get the rear shocks off. You should be able to reach the bolt just by jacking the car up. There should be a bolt on the other side and the welded nut is what that bolt screws into.
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Old 03-16-2014, 04:23 AM   #4
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Box Wrench?

Don't remember having an issue with that at all, bolt end was right out in the open.

Head of bolt is toward the center of the car, right out in the open - Just went & kneeled in the snow to double check.
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Just did my rear shocks the other day. I believe you just need an 18mm wrench might need a breaker bar for added torque to break it loose. Also remember to torque those babies back to 85 ft-lbs.
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