I am having bother getting at worn shocks. I have the spring compressors on and can move the spring by hand so I know thatís okay, but I canít get the top mount off. Recessed in the top mount is a 19mm nut with the piston rod sticking out (which a 9mm socket end fits). The trick is to hold the centre one with a socket or something and undo the 19mm outer nut with an offset / swan neck / drop spanner. ( Whatever you want to call them).
I bought a set of them but, with a socket holding the centre rod from spinning, I canít get enough leverage on the outer nut. Has anyone ever done this? I am going to try and clamp some mole grips on the shock piston rod and see if that holds it so I havenít got to deal with 2 spanners in the same opening. Thereís just not enough room. Unless I am missing the obvious.
Haynes manual says, ďHold the centre with a socket and undo the nutĒ, yeah. Cheers Mr Haynes.