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Rear Shock Lower Bolt Seized 1999 Mk2

Postby drumtochty » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:17 am

Spent 10 minutes with the Impact Wrench and neither bolt moving. I assume welded themselves to the metal liner on the shock lower bush.

I assume the next step it to cut the bolt from both sides of the shock.

The springs are both broken and need changed.

I assume the shocks, standard Mazda from new are therefore goosed. I was going to replace anyway but just wanted the panels view.
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Re: Rear Shock Lower Bolt Seized 1999 Mk2

Postby blackyb » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:21 pm

I had a similar problem but in my case the windy gun ripped the threads on the bolt that goes into the lower captive.

Managed to get it out with the help of a mate who applied some force on the end of the bolt while I turned it back slowly with a ratchet.

I would think that if yours has seized solid then it might be cutting time and a new nut and bolt ( got mine replaced with a used one courtesy of autolink)

Have you tried applying/soaking in some easing off fluid as Mm says or a bit of heat to the various sections.

As for the shockers, not a given they will be foobard all depends on how many miles etc. Think ours are still the originals and they are still nice and firm with no signs of leakage.

You could just convince your self that they are and get a set of coil overs!
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Re: Rear Shock Lower Bolt Seized 1999 Mk2

Postby Mazda Mender » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:00 pm

Easit oil and a breaker bar back and forth..nut off first..not every first port of call to a problem is a windy gun.
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Re: Rear Shock Lower Bolt Seized 1999 Mk2

Postby drumtochty » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:29 am

Agreed being watching too many stateside youtube clips!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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