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Old 03-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install new Bilstein shocks on my 2006 Holiday Rembler to replace the old Monro's.Can anyone tell me how to keep the shaft from turning as I try to tighten the top mount? My old Monroe's had a hex nut at the top of the outer sleeve,but the new Bilsteins do not.
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I'm trying to install new Bilstein shocks on my 2006 Holiday Rembler to replace the old Monro's.Can anyone tell me how to keep the shaft from turning as I try to tighten the top mount? My old Monroe's had a hex nut at the top of the outer sleeve,but the new Bilsteins do not.
Did mine last week. There is a 1/4" flat on the top of the stud. I used a mini vice-grip to clamp on the top while I tightened the nut.

Was hard work getting the vice-grip to clamp on and then had to be careful when tightening that the vice-grip didn't pop off.
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Did mine last week. There is a 1/4" flat on the top of the stud. I used a mini vice-grip to clamp on the top while I tightened the nut.

Was hard work getting the vice-grip to clamp on and then had to be careful when tightening that the vice-grip didn't pop off.
X2 That's how you do it or use a thin wrench. Used a grinder on mine...
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