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B6 A4 Shock Replacement - Spinning Shock

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:46 PM
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Here is the deal. I just pulled one of my front shocks, as i am replacing with a stasis kit, and when i try to get the nut off the top shock mount.

I am using an impact gun and all that happens is the shock rod , the nut is attached to, just spins. I tried a crescent wrench, a pipe wrench and nothing. Wasted all that time and had to put it back together.

Can anybody tell me how to get this nut off??????
 
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:57 AM
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sometimes you need to use a pair of vise grips to hold the shaft
 
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:17 AM
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Tried vice grips too. Maybe they were not big enough, but the shock shaft is so smooth that it still spins.
 
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I used needle nose for mine and had my buddy hold one while i spun the other.
 
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:34 PM
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Needle nose pliers? So what did you have him hold on to?
 
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I used a wrench while he held the pliers. had the bottom of the shock in a too a bit of tugging but it broke free. had the bottom of the shock in a vise to hold steady and twisted from bottom while unscrewing from top. if that makes any sense to you.
 
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:38 PM
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Hopefully I will have time to yank the shock out this weekend, but I didn't see the top piece you have pointed out. Thank you and i will take a look. also the bottom of the shock does not keep the internal from spinning on mine. If I don't find it I have heavy duty vice grips.
I am not sure why audi designed the suspension this way, but thank god replacing shocks is a one time thing.
 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:30 PM
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yea the rear shocks are probably the most straightforward swap in our cars.
 
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