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    Shock trouble.....oh shit

    Tried posting this in the suspension section, so hopefully I will get more help here. Question one of the threads on my passenger shock mount pushed out of the mount and is cross threaded on the bolt. What is the best way to fix this, would it be better to just replace the mount or could I get the bolt out and some how push the threads back in and secure them in again some how? Then to piss me off more one of the studs on my drivers side mount came out, can't I pull the stud back in with an impact wrench?

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    Grab it with vice grips and get the bolt out if you can. If you can't unscrew it, then just cut it off with a die grinder. I'd just re-install a new bolt with a washer, lock washer and nut. No harm done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02:2762332
    Grab it with vice grips and get the bolt out if you can. If you can't unscrew it, then just cut it off with a die grinder. I'd just re-install a new bolt with a washer, lock washer and nut. No harm done.
    Should bolt head be on top on the shock tower or the bottom of the mount? Also will my idea of pulling the stud through with an impact wrench work? I'll try it tomorrow. Going to have to use a dremel to cut the bolt off if I have to, my die grinders attachments don't cut metal.

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    Whatever you want to do -- shouldn't make a difference other than appearance.

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    Alright, thanks. I'll probably do hex head on top to maintain the stock appearance.

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    Fixed the side with the stud that popped out. Tried using vice grips on the other side, so Now it's time to cut it off.

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    Okay so actually I got the vice grip way to work and then put the bolt through the shock tower and nutted it. Thanks, Jeff for your help! Everything is good to go now.

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    Good work. Nothing like a mucked up bolt to slow down progress.

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