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>Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 15:10:46 -0800
>From: Greg & Britt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Any one in Q-land have a good source for tool 2069 for removing the
Is that the one they show in the pictures in the Bentley manual that is
supposed to be used to unscrew the cap that hold the shock in the strut of a
5K? If it is, you don't need one. You can reach through the spring (from the
side of the car) with a LARGE set of channel locks and unscrew the cap.
Assembly is the reverse. Assembly can also be a PITA due to the fine
threading of the cap. BTW, you should have gotten new caps with the shocks.
Once you get used to it, changing shocks on a 5K is a simply, quick
(I read the book too, and was convinced that the tool was needed to
change shocks. Quattro Garage in Chanhassen showed me otherwise.)