Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

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sheepy92
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Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by sheepy92 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:58 pm

Has anyone got any tips for removing the shock absorber from hub as they seem to have seized in

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Re: Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by Crazy7ony » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:07 pm

Wd40 and also a special tool bit that sits in the cut out behind the hub where the shock slots into.
Insert the bit and turn 90 degrees then the hub/shock should pull out nice and easy.

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Re: Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by karlos0891 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:08 pm

get some passat alloy hubs for the new shocks. but wd40 and using something in the slot to pry it open should work to get it out


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sheepy92
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Re: Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by sheepy92 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:15 pm

Cheers for the advice guys ive found a right angled pry bar tapped in the slot does the job

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Re: Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by Yeti » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:53 am

Just be careful with hammers, chisels, crowbars, etc, as it is possible to break the casting if you give it too much
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sheepy92
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Re: Tips for removing shocker from hub socket

Post by sheepy92 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:05 pm

Yeti wrote:Just be careful with hammers, chisels, crowbars, etc, as it is possible to break the casting if you give it too much
Good point mate i found using a block of wood between the hammer and hub to take away shock

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