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Replacing rear shocks on a 98 ford e50 van

I need assistance with replacing my rear shocks on my 98 ford e150 van. What it the trick to getting to the top bolts? My regular mechanic wouldnt do it. Ford wants $200 to replace all for shocks if i supply the shocks. Your advice would be appreciated.

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    2000 rear shock bolt length


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Cut them off with torches

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After you've detached the lower end, which is the easy past, fit a box wrench (9/16) or a crescent over the top nut. Then use a channel-lock pliers to turn the top half of the shock. You will crush and mangle it, but the nut will either unscrew or break off, either of which is fine. Spray some penetrating oil over the nut before you start twisting. Worked for me.

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SOURCE: how to remove top nut on rear shock on 1998 e150

the best way is with an impact as it will spin it off very easily or torch it off or a saws-aw and cut it off

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SOURCE: 97 ford e150 van inside windshield steams up. is

the heater core is located in the black box that is in the pictures (see below). To get access to it, you will need to remove the blower housing. The blower housing will separate from the main HVAC box, and will give you some space once it is out. Then we need to wrestle the main box loose from the firewall. That means dealing with the A/C pipes, heater hoses, vacuum hoses, mounting stud nuts under the hood and mounting bolts inside. Once the box is moving, the dash needs to "get floppy" so you can pull back the passenger side far enough to give the main HVAC box enough room pull away from firewall, and to "roll" back towards you. At this point the heater pipes will be visible, and the cover that contains the heater can be removed. It's a big job. Your car has A/C. The description in the haynes book is for a car w/o A/C. If you're not comfortable with plastic dash board removal, this job is not for you


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SOURCE: 1989 ford van 4.9 engin E150

unscrew the bolts and leave them in the hole they come in. loosen all 4, than slowly work the spacer off a little at a time. be carefull not to hit the radiator. the bolts are about 3/8 long in the water pump. good luck AND GOOD DAY

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