I AM TRYING TO REPLACE MY REAR AIRRIDE SHOCK ON ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1994 Oldsmobile 98
  • 289,465 miles

I am trying to replace my rear airride shock on pass side I got the 2 nuts off of the bolts that connect shock to hub but I cant get the bolts out no matter what I do any suggestions

Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 10:19 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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If there's only two flats on the heads instead of a normal hex head, there are splines on the bolt under the head. You have to put the nuts on backward a few threads, then hammer the bolts out. They won't turn out.

Also look for a rubber insert behind the hub. Some GM models use that, and there will be a place to run in a bolt to hold that together while you have it apart. If you let that get away, you'll never get it back in again. That is a real frustrating design.

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 10:52 PM

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