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Grant
03-15-2000, 08:19 AM
I am replacing all four shocks. Problem: I can not get the lower section of the rear shocks off of the member that secures them. I can get the 22 mm bolt off, but can not get the bushing to slide out. Anybody have suggestions on how to remove the bushing? Let me know.

DenisM
03-15-2000, 10:40 AM
<i>I had the same problem with my 83' 733i. I had to heat the metal on the "A" frame around the shock mount. I also had to be careful because I was reusing the shocks. If you are replacing the shocks, then heat the assembly with a propane torch and give the bottom of the shock a good whack with a large hammer.<p>Denis<p></i>

Bill Bowes
03-15-2000, 11:48 AM
You need a bigger hammer. Don't use a metal one though is you want to re-use the bolt.

Bob
03-15-2000, 12:21 PM
<i>: I am replacing all four shocks. Problem: I can not get the lower section of the rear shocks off of the member that secures them. I can get the 22 mm bolt off, but can not get the bushing to slide out. Anybody have suggestions on how to remove the bushing? Let me know. <p></i>-------------------------------------------<br>Make sure you don't have the weight of the suspension on the hanging shock as this makes it harder to remove.

Grant
03-15-2000, 06:03 PM
<i>: I had the same problem with my 83' 733i. I had to heat the metal on the "A" frame around the shock mount. I also had to be careful because I was reusing the shocks. If you are replacing the shocks, then heat the assembly with a propane torch and give the bottom of the shock a good whack with a large hammer.<p>: Denis<p><p></i><p>Thanks. I used a air hammer with a "pointed" hammer and let it hammer on the fitting for about 10 seconds and the lower section came off. No damage and the new units are on. Thanks for the response.


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