Question about 1989 GMC C1500
Well i got that pitman arm and idler arm deal done, but now I am replacing my front shocks until I can replace my rear ones in two weeks. I got one off on the driver side but for god sakes the passenger side one is a pain i cant get any toolas in there to get anything off. I know that I have to use a tool to hold the top portion while I untighten the bolt on the top of the shock, but thats my problem i can get anything in ther eto get it of because I have no room to do so. Can you recommend a tool that would help me get in there and get that nut off the top portion of the shock? Everything is so rusted I have applied PB or BP buster (I cant remember the correct name) to the top of the nut to try and work its way through all that rust. Like I said I got the driver side off after gently working it for 3 hours, and replaced that shock. I actually own the 4x2 1989 GMC sierra with the 305 w/o fleetside. Thanks again for all your help.
Grip the shaft where it meets the shock with a pair of "vise grips" or a small pipe wrench. use a small wire brush to get the rust off the threads.be carefull not to do this with the new one. the groves on the shaft will ruin the new one. also ive used a cutting torch just keep some water handy...... the rubber tends to catch fire good luck and if you need any more advise please feel free to ask away. ohh by the way check the ball joints on this they have a tendency to go bad. oh i love pb blaster its the best....... newer cars have the aluminum heads and the spark plugs tend to get stuck in the head. spay that on the plug and it frees the plug. ford explorers are the worst good luck
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
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