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    CD7 rear strut issue HELP!!

    So like the title says, I NEED HELP!

    My brother has a 95 CD7 and we bought function form coilovers for his car. When we did the front it gave us shit but we got it done.
    Now we're in the back, and we can't get the shocks out!!! The bolt and nut at the bottom of the shock, where the shock connects to the wheel hub, refuses to come off! We took it to les schwab in vale, they spun it right off and hand tightened it so we could drive home. By the time we drove 2 miles home and put it on jack stands we still couldn't get it off! We tried torque wrenches, box wrenches, even a fucking impact gun!!! We actually snapped a extender clean in half we were trying so damn hard!

    So I guess what getting at is, does anybody have any idea why we can't get it off but les schwab spins it off in a nanosecond? We don't want to pay them to do the install, so please any one with info/advice please chime in!

    Thanks all
    -Jared
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    You might be going the wrong way. And only the bolt moves, the nut is welded to the shock fork.
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    That's what I thought, but its clearly a separate nut. Is it possible that les schwab sheared it off? And is it reverse threaded?

    Looked at it again, despite this killer heat, it is welded, but I guess we did partially shear off the front 1/4" of the nut, were morons lol
    Then talked to my mom who was with my brother at les schwab, sounds like the idiot was takingoff the trailing arm nuts....so well be climbing under and trying it again from the bolt side with the impact gun. Hoping it's not reverse threaded, not sure where to find that out

    Thanks for the info man! I didnt get any of this bullshit handed to me when I did my CB lol Damn CD lol
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    Please make sure to tighten up whatever they loosened.
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    It's not reverse threaded. If you still can't get it off, cut the nut off of the shock fork.
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    Don't worry, well take every bolt to spec to ensure my brothers safety.

    Ok thanks, now I know. And ya cutting it was our next step lol but we'd like to avoid cutting if we can.

    Wish me luck getting it done tonight.
    Thanks for the help man, I'm already loving honda208

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    Cutting it is a much faster option, especially since you're not reusing them. I might have a spare shock bolt. Not a problem.
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    The coilovers didn't come with new bolts, so we do have to use those again :/ if I cut thru the nut it'll cut the bolt with it.
    I told my brother we should buy new bolts, but autozone came up empty handed of course lol

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    90021-SM4-003 Go to the dealer, should be around $10/ea.
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    Thanks for that, where's the nearest dealer? I haven't been here very long, I get lost going past fruitland lol

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    Ontario I believe.
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    Guess I've never seen it...Is it in the Ford/Subaru dealer? I'll find an address online sure.

    Can't thank u enough man, u've been super helpful.

    EDIT- online says nampa so I'll be making a trip that way.
    Last edited by JaredsCB7; 06-06-2015 at 02:58 PM.

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