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post #1 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Stripped allen fitting on strut

Hello! I was just putting on some lowerin springs and when I was taking off the last shock I stripped the allen screw holder on the top. How do I go around doing it??? I tried googling but they only showed hot to get rid of it completely.
My car is sitting on jackstands outside and its raining
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i saw a tool thats capable of removing any stipped nuts, but i cant remember what, sorry

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I dont know if a tool would work since the allen fitting is connected straight to the main shock rod
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you need to impact gun it out, but it will destroy the shock.

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you need to impact gun it out, but it will destroy the shock.
Damn, I dont get why that nut is on there so tight the others came off without problems.
I wana try it one more time before getting a new shock or keeping it stock. I read somehwere that it might work if you put the shock back onto the car and try to take it off while its mounted?

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u mite try reinstalling the other nuts back on and try loosing that one, see if that works
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u mite try reinstalling the other nuts back on and try loosing that one, see if that works
I will do that tomorrow, if it wont work then I guess Ill have stock springs on the back

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You gonna need new shocks...once your destroy that allen screw your pretty much SOL. Trust me I did the same thing.
I ended up buying some KYB shocks for 150 from AAP
  • I tried hammering in a bigger allen bit as well and that didnt do any thing.
  • I tried using Vise Grips to grab that rod and un bolting and that didnt do anything.
  • I tried Swearing at it for about 5 minutes
  • I tried using a impact gun and it got the nut moving but once it hit the top it just spun the rod. This was probally do to the fact I hammered in a bigger bit and flared out the top

even if you did manage it get that nut off...how are you going to tighten it since you will need the allen key to keep the rod from moving while you tighten the nut....

well just giving you my 2 cents lol.

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You gonna need new shocks...once your destroy that allen screw your pretty much SOL. Trust me I did the same thing.
I ended up buying some KYB shocks for 150 from AAP
  • I tried hammering in a bigger allen bit as well and that didnt do any thing.
  • I tried using Vise Grips to grab that rod and un bolting and that didnt do anything.
  • I tried Swearing at it for about 5 minutes
  • I tried using a impact gun and it got the nut moving but once it hit the top it just spun the rod. This was probally do to the fact I hammered in a bigger bit and flared out the top

even if you did manage it get that nut off...how are you going to tighten it since you will need the allen key to keep the rod from moving while you tighten the nut....

well just giving you my 2 cents lol.
Haha funny I tried everything you did, I also drilled a hole across and stuck a screw driver in it, guess what? Broke the whole allen part there is no room left. So I just put the shock back on, so Im only lowered in the front.

I was also thinking of getting an OEM used part from somewhere, they are around 80$, just hoping the bolt wont be seized again.

Did the shocks you buy come with the boot and the stopper part? Because even if I buy a spare set of shocks I will need to replace all the inside parts which I cant do because I cant open the darn thing
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Does anyone know if the v6 rear shocks are the same as 4cyl rear shocks?
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did you try a reverse drill bit it drills in reverse until it grabs and removes the allen it has helped me out a lot!. proper name is left hand drill bit


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Haha funny I tried everything you did, I also drilled a hole across and stuck a screw driver in it, guess what? Broke the whole allen part there is no room left. So I just put the shock back on, so Im only lowered in the front.

I was also thinking of getting an OEM used part from somewhere, they are around 80$, just hoping the bolt wont be seized again.

Did the shocks you buy come with the boot and the stopper part? Because even if I buy a spare set of shocks I will need to replace all the inside parts which I cant do because I cant open the darn thing
Well if you are at that point then I can tell you what I did...which is to just cut the nut off with a dremel and metal cutting wheel.I compress the spring to take pressure off the top hat. I made sure that the spring compressor is really really secure and the little locks were on. Then I cut a little and then re-checked the spring compressor agian. The new shocks comes with a new bolt :-)

Not telling what to do just letting you know what I did which worked for me :-)

Also Make sure you where gloves and safety glasses :-)

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did you try a reverse drill bit it drills in reverse until it grabs and removes the allen it has helped me out a lot!. proper name is left hand drill bit
Yea I heard about those, but drilling meant ruining the shock

I will probably get a rear set like korrupt3dazn did

Thanks for your help guys
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