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Old 07-21-2014, 03:12 PM   #1
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Rear Shock detached

Anyone else ever had this happen shown in photo?

From my very limited knowledge, it looks like the bolt is still in but maybe the washer failed. Thoughts?

If that's the case, it's as easy as removing the bolt, reinstalling the shock, and then reattaching with a new washer and existing bolt correct?

Am I missing anything?
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Anyone else ever had this happen shown in photo?

From my very limited knowledge, it looks like the bolt is still in but maybe the washer failed. Thoughts?

If that's the case, it's as easy as removing the bolt, reinstalling the shock, and then reattaching with a new washer and existing bolt correct?

Am I missing anything?

It looks like the washer was Not installed. Pull the bolt off & get yourself a washer that fits, make sure the washer has a big enough diameter to cover the entire rubber bushing. Then re-install.


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what he said ^^, same thing happened to me and of course make sure to do the same to the other side as well! GL
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Yeah, I looked at the other side and the washer is missing there also. I am having a hell of a time finding a 19mm washer. I have tried the big box hardware stores, 2 different automotive chains, and a couple of local automotive machine shops with no luck. I am about just use a small piece of this sheet metal and drill a 19mm hole in it. UGH!!!!

These shocks were installed 18 months ago so I can't believe that they are stayed on this long.
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Yeah, I looked at the other side and the washer is missing there also. I am having a hell of a time finding a 19mm washer. I have tried the big box hardware stores, 2 different automotive chains, and a couple of local automotive machine shops with no luck. I am about just use a small piece of this sheet metal and drill a 19mm hole in it. UGH!!!!

These shocks were installed 18 months ago so I can't believe that they are stayed on this long.

If you can't find what you need in a washer, you could Fab something like a 1"X 2" by 1/8" thick & drill your hole. It doesn't necessarily need to be round.



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