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> help with removing front shock top nut (Koni)
Stltri
post Sep 15 2020, 04:28 PM
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Been trying to track down a clunk from the driver front end. Car is a 74 with Koni adjustable insert/shocks on all 4 corners. Looks like its coming from the shock on driver side at the top. Something is loose inside the shock tube and/or cover which duplicates what I hear/feel while driving. I checked everything else on the arms/rack/torsion bars/ball joint and everything tight (since I just also recently replaced all bushings etc). So I wanted to remove the shock to take a look but could not remove the nut after loosening it (while countering with a pipe wrench). I suspect the tab washer (which usually locks the nut and prevent it from spinning) broke. I have read that maybe a impact wrench (I have a cordless and corded impact but not air impact wrench) may spin it loose but may also damage the shock internals so I have not tried that route? Any other ideas on how to remove the nut?

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Stltri   help with removing front shock top nut (Koni)   Sep 15 2020, 04:28 PM
bdstone914   Grip the dished washer below the nut with some sli...   Sep 15 2020, 04:46 PM
Stltri   Grip the dished washer below the nut with some sl...   Sep 15 2020, 05:17 PM
porschetub   Bruce nailed it :trophy: ,most likely the locking...   Sep 15 2020, 05:21 PM
mepstein   I use an impact wrench to remove. Takes two second...   Sep 15 2020, 05:24 PM
Stltri   I use an impact wrench to remove. Takes two secon...   Sep 15 2020, 06:23 PM
Stltri   [quote name='mepstein' post='2851623' date='Sep 1...   Sep 16 2020, 12:55 PM
bdstone914   @Stltri You do have the wheel off the ground cor...   Sep 16 2020, 05:52 PM
Stltri   [b]@[url=http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?s...   Sep 16 2020, 07:05 PM
ClayPerrine   Clunks are usually from the large strut top nut u...   Sep 16 2020, 01:00 PM
Stltri   Clunks are usually from the large strut top nut ...   Sep 16 2020, 05:17 PM
mepstein   Lube the rod where it passes through the rubber. ...   Sep 16 2020, 05:32 PM
Stltri   Lube the rod where it passes through the rubber. ...   Sep 16 2020, 07:04 PM
rhodyguy   Have you pulled the shaft free of the bushing? Pul...   Sep 16 2020, 09:52 PM
Stltri   Have you pulled the shaft free of the bushing? Pu...   Sep 17 2020, 01:52 PM
mepstein   There’s a 2-3mm gap with bilstein inserts so the...   Sep 17 2020, 03:18 PM
Stltri   There’s a 2-3mm gap with bilstein inserts so th...   Sep 17 2020, 05:42 PM


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