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Re: Rear spring/shock replacement on 5k

At 10:01 99-09-18 GMT, Eyvind Spangen wrote:

>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..

The piston shaft should have a provision for either an Allen key or
open-end spanner (depending on the make of the shock) to hold it
stationary. Unfortunately, it often strips and then the only recourse is to
hold the shaft with large vicegrips or pipe wrench.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 5KT