One of the shocks broke, I ordered a new one but can't remove the old one! I need to get the bottom of the shock off but can't remove the shock repositioning button to get the old one off. Is there somewhere in Victoria BC I can take it to have it swapped?
It's a BOB revolution stroller, 2 years old.
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Hi Pete, If the bolt you refer to is part of the shock absorber you will need to replace the damaged unit. If you replace one we recommend replacing both on the same axle. If however the unit is a McPherson strut type suspension, and the bolt you refer to is that which is mounted onto the shock pad, bolting onto the shock tower it can be replaced with another. It is a special bolt which has a splined shoulder. (The spline is to lock the bolt in place while being tightened) To replace it. knock out the broken piece with a pin punch and insert the replacement. If you need to remove the shock pad from the assembly, you will need to use suspension spring compressor clamps. Hope this info is of help? Regards John
you need to jack up car until both rear tires clear ground.use two jack standsand place them on the subframe. on most gm (olds) i jack the car up right in the middle of rear crossmember. set jack stands ,when letting down car MARE SURE CARS WIEGHT IS BEING SUPORTED 95% ON STANDS.let jack down.make surecar is stable i give it a shake. don't remove jack.you need to jack up rear crossmember 3 to 4 in. it takes the wieght off old shocks.Therev are two diff.style shocks gm used #1 shock had holes in both ends of it.#2hole in bottom and threaded shank on top. its pretty strait forward with #1 style shock make sure you use all new hardware that came with shock. #2 style can be tough somtimes, i let tension ( some )off jack be cause i use a air impack to remove upper nut on shock but if you don't have air tools, at tip of shock you will notice a 2 flat sided tip use a 1/4 in wrench to hold top from turning while using 1/2 in wrench for nut removal also on this style shock tighten down just till rubber squeezes 1/8 in past washer. if tou over tighten on upper style #2 shock it will split new rubber washers.#1 style can be tighten till stops. hope this info is what you needed. B. HARRIS A.S.E. Cirtified
the shock may have broke or came loose or the spring broke and fell out,take a look at the springseats at the top and bottom to make sure they are not rusted or broken then look at the shock if nothing is broken or missing bolts then the spring just broke and fell out,
jack the car up and put it on axle stands remove the bolt at bottom of shock, remove the nut at top of shock then remove from car, use spring compressor to compress coil spring then remove top nut and mounting and spring, re-fit parts removed to new shock in reverse order then re-fit to car
For shock removal and replacement is fairly easy -- first remove the top shock nut and then the three nuts on the tower surronding the upper shock nut - then remove the bottom through bolt and pull shock up through the top -- install in reverse order - (don't worry about the shock expanding after you get the bottom bolt back in, you can push the top of the shock down with the tower and secure it). recommend you replace both front shocks
unbolt from inside trunk lift car and then remove bolt from bottom, remove top mount off old shock and install on new shock take note of postion install same way on new one, reinstall new shock, may have to lower car slowly while aglining top holes, do the same on other side, hope this helps, good luck.
Your shock absorbers are problably broken and need to be replaced. Take off the bottom inspection panel by removing the 2 screws on the bottom of the panel and pull the piece down and out. Then take a look inside the machine in the bottom middle on both sides. There should be a shock absorber on each side and these are plastic. Check to see if they are broken at either end and if they are, go to your local appliance repair shop and buy/order a new pair. The new ones are slightly upgraded by making the body out of metal and the rest out of plastic. Instalation instructions come in the package as well as a pair of new absorbers. Hope this helps.
did this today. went to advance auto parts, purchased monroe replacements air shocks. removed interior trim in trunk to gain access to upper retaining nut on shock. removed 2 retaining nuts at bottom end of shock. attached new air line just as i removed from old shock. inflate, done.
Well first you need a floor jack to put under bottom a-frame, then unhook shock from bottom a-frame or take off completely its up to you, unhook sway bar from bottom a- frame, and remove caliber off rotor and hang it off to the side, when all thats done you will have to pop the bottom ball joint, then you can put in new axel. Should not take more than 2 hours to do.
Bought a longer screw and cranked that baby up to compress it. Then I threw the old bolts on that are shorter and it is gravy. I ran into a problem taking off the driver side shock though. The top of the old shock I was trying to remove stripped. That screwed me a few hours but I cracked the nut with a nut splitter and popped it off with a chisel and hammer after relentless whackings. New shocks installed in the front and I am good to roll. NUT SPLITTERS are a lifesaver. The amount of torque needed to crank a manual one is rediculous. Save yourself some time and strength and try to find a cheap hydrolic little one.