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Re: Rear spring/shock replacement on 5k
> How do I get the nut on the top of the shock off? A socket doesn't
> work - it will just turn the whole rod in the shock, and I can't
> figure out how to get it loose without some VAG tool that I don't have
> access to..
I use an air impact wrench with a deep-well 17mm socket and it usually spins
it right off. However, if you're replacing the shock, then simply grab the
shaft with a pair of Vise-Grips and use a deep-well socket on a ratchet to
remove the nut. If you're NOT replacing the shock, then also place a rag
around the shaft to keep from scratching it.