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Lowering Spring Install...HELP! #250352 Aug 15, 5:02pm Aug 15, 5:02pm
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Lowering Spring Install...HELP!
Front is done, and took off both of the rear shock absorber assemblies today, but I couldn't get the screw off of the top of the assembly! Neither of them!

I stuck a 6mm hex wrench in the threading of the piston that the bolt is held onto like the tech book said, and tried to use a 17mm wrench to take the nut off, but it won't budge. I even snapped a hex wrench off in the hole, but managed to get it out.

I also tried using an impact wrench, but that won't work.


Anyone have any idea on how to go about getting the nut off of the top of the shock absorber assembly?


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250353 Aug 15, 5:08pm Aug 15, 5:08pm
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Picture of the assembly. The nut that needs to come off is gold.

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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250354 Aug 15, 7:33pm Aug 15, 7:33pm

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use the spring compressor to compress the springs then use the wrenches

Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! #250355 Aug 15, 9:04pm Aug 15, 9:04pm
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Ummm, yeah.

No shit.



Springs are compressed, but the nut will not come off. Just wondering if anyone had any tips.


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250356 Aug 15, 9:18pm Aug 15, 9:18pm
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sorry dont got a clue.. take some pics when its all done.. i need to see a side shot of the sportlines on a GTS wheels

Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: rem] #250357 Aug 15, 9:39pm Aug 15, 9:39pm
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did you use the braker?

or you can unfasten it with the shocks installed on the car.


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: Satoshi] #250358 Aug 15, 9:56pm Aug 15, 9:56pm
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Originally Posted by Satoshi
did you use the braker?

or you can unfasten it with the shocks installed on the car.
What I did was take the stock assembly off the car, and try to unscrew the nut while the springs were compressed.

I have to take the stock springs off in order to get the aftermarket ones on.

I held a hex wrench in one hand, while turning the nut the other way with my other hand, and the thing won't budge one bit!


So you think that I should just compress the springs on the stock assembly, put it back on the car, and try to unscrew it while it's attached to the car?

Can I reach the nut from the trunk lining?


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250359 Aug 16, 2:20pm Aug 16, 2:20pm
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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250360 Aug 16, 3:41pm Aug 16, 3:41pm
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hey... the procedures might be inadeaute.
the nuts are tight. (maybe 70Nm)

at first you must fix the shock by some vice, use the pair of long 17mm wrentch and 1/2inch socket hex.


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: Satoshi] #250361 Aug 16, 3:43pm Aug 16, 3:43pm
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Originally Posted by Satoshi
hey... the procedures might be inadeaute.
the nuts are tight. (maybe 70Nm)

at first you must fix the shock by some vice, use the pair of long 17mm wrentch and 1/2inch socket hex.
I tried that (minus the vice, perhaps I should buy one) and pulled on it so hard that the hex wrench snapped off inside of the hole!

I'll try again tonight.

Do you think that just an impact wrench would work, or does the inner piece have to be held by the hex wrench?


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250362 Aug 16, 6:43pm Aug 16, 6:43pm
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I had this EXACT same Problem.

What I did was take it over to Toyota mall Of Georgia and borrowed a 6mm Hex Breaker bar and a wrench.

Your asking to get the rear tophats off right?

Try this.

Came off first try.

Impact gun won't work. You need a breaker bar, vice and wrench.

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Originally Posted by DjFox1270

I had this EXACT same Problem.

What I did was take it over to Toyota mall Of Georgia and borrowed a 6mm Hex Breaker bar and a wrench.

Your asking to get the rear tophats off right?

Try this.

Came off first try.

Impact gun won't work. You need a breaker bar, vice and wrench.

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Thanks.

There is a such thing as a hex breaker bar?


EDIT: Figured it out...you borrowed the hex, breaker bar, and a wrench.


So I should just try the breaker bar in order to loosen the screw, and then just unscrew it with a wrench?


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250364 Aug 16, 7:56pm Aug 16, 7:56pm
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man... props for not giving up. i just said fuggit and got the rears installed proffessionally. plus it didn't help that i was working with kitchen appliances as tools rolleyes


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Re: Lowering Spring Install...HELP! [Re: slidr] #250365 Aug 16, 7:58pm Aug 16, 7:58pm
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Okay, one last question...


Was the breaker bar a wrench, or was it in socket form? Because I think it has to be in wrench form since the hex wrench has to be used at the same time, or if I just use the breaker bar (in socket form) really fast without the hex wrench, will it loosen the bolt?


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