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    Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 09:45
After spending an hour shouting at it I come to you all for help. What is the trick to getting the top bolt back in place for the rear shock? I am finding the undertray above it is preventing the head of the bolt getting into its required place.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote constant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 Oct 2018 at 10:51
yes it's a pig alright if it's still the Allen bolt put it on an extension bar offer it up and at the same time push a screw driver between the bolt and the under tray and lever it up a bit it should slip right in that's the way I do it 
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I've also had success with pushing up from below with an open ended spanner of appropriate size while pushing in with the allen key. Last time I think I tapped it in gently with a flat head screwdriver inside the top side of the allen bolt using a small hammer. If there's an official technique I don't know it.

Apparently it was designed like that as a safety feature to prevent it popping all the way off in the event of the nut coming undone. It's a right pain in the arse and the first thing I think of when I need to remove the shock off to work on it. Tempted to trim the undertray next time..
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More fighting then it just went straight in so easily that it pisser me off. Oh well, it's done now.

Thanks for the help.
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Yeah, once it's in you wonder what the fuss was about ha. Glad it's sorted.
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