Which tool 2 use on this bolt for replacing shock absorbers?

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  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    This is where the bolt for one of my trailer shock absorber goes through. No room to get any of my wrenches around it.... Maybe a crowfoot might work? Possibly angle wrench? Socket won't fit on it...

    Any ideas?

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  5. 062

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    I have used a pry bar to hold a nut like that and hit the bolt with the impact. I’d recommend putting some heat and a little lube on the threads before you try it.
    @Goodysnap @spsauerland may have some ideas.
     
  6. jason6541

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    Very shallow socket and thin wall. thin wall box end wrench
     
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    Torch it…… replace with new…. Done.
     
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  8. JonJon78

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    Won't fit, no room with that "wall" surrounding the bolt...
     
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  9. Final Drive

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    I guess just as long as it's a Snap-On pry bar it will work :rolleyes:
     
  10. JonJon78

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    Did this earlier today with success on one of them but, having issues with this one. Its just spinning when I hit it with the impact need to get some "bite" around that nut, not just on one side...
     
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  11. JonJon78

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    I dont have a torch... I would like to get the correct tool Reitnouer uses for this so I'm not running into this issue every time I need these shocks changed...
     
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