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Old 20-12-2004   #1
MP
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Front shock

1.4sx bravo 98 76K tried changing out the front strut, the nuts would come off but the bold wont come out, won't go around either, these aren't treaded are they. I presume a pot hole did the damage and the only way out is to grind them off
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Old 20-12-2004   #2
Tom
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Re: Front shock

Which bolt? Change both front shocks at the same time.
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Old 22-12-2004   #3
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Front shock

The 2 bolts just above the hub holding the strut in place
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Old 22-12-2004   #4
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Re: Front shock

They are not threaded, just tight...

I found it easier to put the car on axle stands, then stick the jack under the hub to take the weight.

Then used an old drill and a hammer to knock them out.

Daz
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Old 22-12-2004   #5
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Shocks

tried something pretty similar but they wouldn't move, have hit a few pot holes at speed lately but no tyre damage, didn't think they would be that weak to bend
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Old 22-12-2004   #6
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Re: Shocks

I doubt if they would have bent as they are supported pretty well.

Saying that though, i dropped one of those bolts from
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Old 22-12-2004   #7
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Re: Shocks

Big hammer, they are usually rusted in. Get some new bolts, they are only a couple of from Fiat.
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Old 22-12-2004   #8
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Re: Shocks

I got a new nut & bolt, but i had to get the one i knackered back in as i didn't fancy driving my car with just one...

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