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    im going mad i have the shock off the car but that ####### nut on the top i cant get anything to take it off with because you need a t50 torx in it at the same time anyone got any ideas pleaseeee

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    I ended up paying for mine fitting...

    But i saw a thead the other day where someone jammed or welded a spanner on a socket... then the torx bit slips down the middle...

    I tried gripping the shocker at the very top and turning the torx while off the car, wouldn't budge so paid someone in frustration...

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    thanks Jezzy think i will try grinding one tomorrow


    is it ok to lossen the nut while it is still on the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickeys16v View Post
    thanks Jezzy think i will try grinding one tomorrow


    is it ok to lossen the nut while it is still on the car

    Buy a cheap 22mm swan neck ring spanner,take your grinder and just take a bit of the leading edge off,and there you go jobs a good un.

    And yes loosen a bit before removing from the motor,makes it easier to undo when its off.

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    I bought a deep 22mm socket & ground a couple of flats at the top, it worked a treat

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    I use a vortex socket set, the ones with the hole through the back

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    i always loosen the nut with the weight on it before i take it off as helps ,,,

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    stupid question but do you turn it anticlockwise to to take the nut off

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    yes mate

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