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    2008 hood shock problem continued

    I have seen how to move the bracket, however is it common for the shock to be very difficult to compress, I have put the shock on the ground and find it almost impossible to compress the shock, any suggestions?


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    Same thing happend on my girls RXT, I threw the shock away and put a new one, go to any auto parts and match it with one from a cars hatch back works great...

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    ok I will try that, any suggestions on a type of shock?

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    Your schocker is fine.

    They are very hard to compress.

    Use a big screwdriver to put tension on it.

    Top of the schock must be installed first.

    Lower part must be placed by using a big screwdriver,and lifting it up a bit then gradually move it forward.

    If in the right position lift it a bit up and push it sideways on the bracket.

    This is not easy,will take a couple of times to do it,but it can be done.

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    i have an 07 the clip rusted and pops off...you disconnect the stop on the hood ..over rotate it just a bit ..put the shock on and then close the hood line up and reinstall the 2 10 mm bolts ...

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    Lots of bad advice here!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by basketballtitan View Post
    I have seen how to move the bracket, however is it common for the shock to be very difficult to compress, I have put the shock on the ground and find it almost impossible to compress the shock, any suggestions?
    the shock is hard to compress by hand. Follow the instructions, step11 in the service bulletin, it's very easy. There's a picture for those who can't read!!!! Use a 1/2" drive ratchet per the instructions and you'll get it back on with little difficulty. Make sure the forward bolt it tight on the bracket, it should not wobble too much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post
    the shock is hard to compress by hand. Follow the instructions, step11 in the service bulletin, it's very easy. There's a picture for those who can't read!!!! Use a 1/2" drive ratchet per the instructions and you'll get it back on with little difficulty. Make sure the forward bolt it tight on the bracket, it should not wobble too much!
    In the '08 workshopmanual there is no pic or instructions on installing the shocker.

    Like to see the pic you mentioned.

    If that's the best way i believe you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breon View Post
    i have an 07 the clip rusted and pops off...you disconnect the stop on the hood ..over rotate it just a bit ..put the shock on and then close the hood line up and reinstall the 2 10 mm bolts ...
    This is how I fixed mine. Took 5 minutes to complete, after 2 hours of research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richrxp View Post
    In the '08 workshopmanual there is no pic or instructions on installing the shocker.

    Like to see the pic you

    If that's the best way i believe you!
    dang, read the how to service bulletin. It's the very first thread sticky in this forum!!!!!!

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    My wifes TX hood shock popped off last week--22 hours on the ski. Even if you move the bottom bracket over 15mm and remove the circlip from the shock rod like the service bulletin says, there is not enough room to get the shock back in. I put a 36" zip tie around the shock, compressed the shock in a press and tightened the zip tie. Put the shock in place then cut the tie. The top bracket was very loose. Tightened the bracket and put locktite on the bolts. Of course, I didn't think of the zip tie trick until I dicked around with it for an hour.

    Mark

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