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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 05:56 PM
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Just thinking ahead here, before I would do anything like cutting the bolt, I would have the new one in my hand first (it may be a specialty bolt & not just an ordinary one), because you don't want it to be on "National Back order" & find out after you cut it off !



Had a friend that did that about 15 yrs ago. He waited 5 months for the part & had to bum rides to work.
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I would say that they probably put the bolt in from the back, because the head end of the bolt is lower and gives more clearance than the screw end, and less likely to rub a hole in the fuel tank. If you go back with the stock bolt, I could see having to cut the screw end of just past the Nut for clearance.

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Just thinking ahead here, before I would do anything like cutting the bolt, I would have the new one in my hand first (it may be a specialty bolt & not just an ordinary one), because you don't want it to be on "National Back order" & find out after you cut it off !

Had a friend that did that about 15 yrs ago. He waited 5 months for the part & had to bum rides to work.
Ha! I had that happen on a 73 Benz 280SE I was slowly restoring. Front brake hardware was metric, rear was SAE.
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If you own a diesel and you want to replace the left side rear shock you have to remove and lower the def tank to get access to the upper bolt..Ask me how I know......
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yea not looking forward to this as i will be installing my fox 2.5 shocks in the next couple weeks
I did it by loosening the def tank but not removing it. It drops onto the spare. Do that and you can get the top left bolt out with some wiggling. There's a little indent at the top of the tank that seems to be there for that reason.
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I did it by loosening the def tank but not removing it. It drops onto the spare. Do that and you can get the top left bolt out with some wiggling. There's a little indent at the top of the tank that seems to be there for that reason.
I'm aware of that. I should have used the word unfasten and not the word remove.....My bad..
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If you own a diesel and you want to replace the left side rear shock you have to remove and lower the def tank to get access to the upper bolt..Ask me how I know......
No you dont. I didnt.

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yea not looking forward to this as i will be installing my fox 2.5 shocks in the next couple weeksyea not looking forward to this as i will be installing my fox 2.5 shocks in the next couple weeks
Think about it while youre under there and you might find another solution.

You will need to loosen it but it definitely doesnt need to come out.

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No you dont. I didnt.
I did clarify my statement in the post above and if you managed to get the upper left shock bolt out without having to move the def tank a bit, then I sure would like to know how you did it.

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I did clarify my statement in the post above and if you managed to get the upper left shock bolt out without having to move the def tank a bit, then I sure would like to know how you did it.
I think I hit the reply before I got to page 2. But yes you are correct, movement is required removal is not

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I think I hit the reply before I got to page 2. But yes you are correct, movement is required removal is not
like they say always more then one way to skin a cat.
i think its easy,,i looked under there..will just loosen and move enough to get out enough to pull out old shock and install new one
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