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    Rear shock install gone BAD!

    I tried to replace the rear shocks in an 89 S10 4X4 Blazer, and I have a problem.
    The lower shock mount "stud" broke while removing the large nut that retains the lower shock mount. (thanks rust)
    I assume I need to remove and replace the "plate" that is bolted on to the bottom of the leaf springs that the shock attaches to.

    What do I ask for from the auto parts store? Is this a dealer only type part, or is it available aftermarket or at the part store chains?

    Thanks,
    Electrajim

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    just blazin allworksomeplay's Avatar
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    You might be able to use a shock mount kit. Its a post like the one that broke but has a threaded post the would go through the plate where the original one is mounted. You would have to grind the old one out.

    The shock mount kit might work but you have to see if the threaded post and nut don't hit the u bolts.

    I would just go to the junk yard and find an s10 that is jacked up on its frame and remove the plate. Its easier than the option above.

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    Originally posted by allworksomeplay
    I would just go to the junk yard and find an s10 that is jacked up on its frame and remove the plate. Its easier than the option above.
    QFT, junkyard is definately the way to go for this one.

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    I have a set in the shed. Just pay shipping

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    mine did the same thing! this is what you need

    http://www.suicidedoors.com/Shock_Stud_Threaded.php
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    same thing happen to me. i learned the to heat the nut up for the next time.
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    am i the only one wha has busted the stud pulling the shock of and not the nut

    well now that i think about it getting the nut off prolly twisted the bolt adn when i hit the shock with a hammer it busted off

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    mine broke off too... i jusy tapped the bolt and put a new bolt in it
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    FWIW, I wound up buying a new bottom shock mount plate with the a new stud allready pressed in. $25 from the dealer.
    Passenger side lower shock mount nut came off "a little" easer. (didn't break) I just torched that nut BIG tyme!

    Electrajim

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