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Special tool for S80 front shock install?

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:41 PM
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I have the front shock off the car and I do have spring compressors. I have already removed the top nut and top shock mount. However when trying to remove the top spring perch, I have found it to be impossible. There is this "X" shaped nut that is threaded onto the shock shaft, and I lack any type of wrench that can freaking grip the thing enough. How is this X shaped thing supposed to be removed? Does it require a special tool? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:30 PM
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check IPD.com under shocks and suspension or SPX.com for Volvo specality tools, Just bought a special wrench to take the crank nut off with from SPX. Reasonable price for what I got.
 
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:05 AM
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You can take a big socket and cut it. I made a tool then use an impact to loosen it.
Here is a pic of one of them I made.
 
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sonicnofadz View Post
I have the front shock off the car and I do have spring compressors. I have already removed the top nut and top acura shock mount. However when trying to remove the top spring perch, I have found it to be impossible. There is this "X" shaped nut that is threaded onto the shock shaft, and I lack any type of wrench that can freaking grip the thing enough. How is this X shaped thing supposed to be removed? Does it require a special tool? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Were you able to manage to remove that X shaped nut? My friend use to complain this at the shop last week.
 
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