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Author Topic: Stripped/stuck Lower shock bolt halts spacer install.  (Read 674 times)

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Offline Jo-BOB

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Stripped/stuck Lower shock bolt halts spacer install.
« on: August 31, 2014, 03:28:25 PM »
So I had some free time, and decided to throw my spacers on top of my radflo's. Or that was the plan.

So I started on the driver side, all went smooth. Raised the rig up, took the sway bar mounts off, swung it down. took the lower shock bolt off, removed the top 3 shock mounts, put spacer on top of radlfo and installed.

Then I came over to the passenger side, the lower shock bolt was very stiff, and got increasingly harder to get off. Once I got it off I looked at the threading, and it was stripped. So I figure I'll just take it out run to the store and get it replaced. But that bolt would not come out. I hammered the end of it and it would only go to a certain point. Now I have a stripped bolt stuck in the lower shock mount.

Anyone have any ideas, of how to get that guy out?

TeguTerra

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2014, 04:04:56 PM »
I had a alternator  bolt striped on a car I was working on and got this kit at auto zone that I think is like $30 that grabbed it nicely and brought it right our.

TeguTerra

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2014, 04:08:42 PM »
It is a socket set that has like 8 different sizes that have a aggressive razor like inside that digs into the edge of the bolt as you crank it to come out.

Offline Jo-BOB

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Re: Stripped/stuck Lower shock bolt halts spacer install.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2014, 08:43:43 PM »
finally got it out. Had to punch it out with an socket extender (not best form, but limited on tools and time). It still took quite a bit of force to get it out. But finally got it, then ran to ace to get a replacement bolt.

for future reference, make sure to tighten everything down to spec. When I did my radflos i must have not tightend the lower shock bolt (the one that got stuck/striped) the guy working said that it was prob vibrating and under that force it destroyed the threads.