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Re: 5000 Shock Socket

> Made a trip to the local dealer last night and talked to a service technician.
>  One of the many questions I asked him was what he used to take off the top
> shock nut.  He opened his toolbox and grabbed a 22mm box end wrench, that he
> called off-set.  ...
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One of the easiest ways to remove the shock top nut is to use an air
impact wrench, if you have one. I watched the Audi dealer mechanic
replace the front strut inserts on my '87 5000TQ and this is what he
used to remove and tighten the nut; no need for two tools - the allen
key to hold the shock shaft and another to turn the nut - with this method.