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    2008 RXT-X front hood shock won't hold up???

    Bought used 2008 RXT-X, front hood shock was off (broken). I ordered a new one from dealer and installed but it keeps popping out of mount pins...WHYEEEEE???? This happens almost immediately when closing (compressing) the hood ,down. Hey, any other 08 RXT-X owners having this same problem??? Ordered replacement part SHOCK-GAZ ASSY #269501625..Whats UP


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    I have the same problem with my 2005 RXT, it keeps popping off, has not broken but will not stay connected for more than a couple days on the water. I cut a piece of extra hardwood I had and I just keep it in the storage area (obviously there is more than enough room in there) to prop it open. Im thinking its just a crap design but I would also be curious to hear from others.

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    I just re installed mine last night. The reason mine came off was the bracket was loose and I didn't tighten it like I was advised to lol. Have you checked to make sure the bracket bolts are tight.

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    How do you compress it to get it back on? The couple times I actually had mine put back on was when it was under warranty and the dealer did it.

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    Take of the l shaped bracket from the hood. Pop the ball on. Then there is a bracket that a 1/2 ratchet goes in where you can compress l rod back on. There is a thread here with pictures if you can search bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybrad View Post
    Bought used 2008 RXT-X, front hood shock was off (broken). I ordered a new one from dealer and installed but it keeps popping out of mount pins...WHYEEEEE???? This happens almost immediately when closing (compressing) the hood ,down. Hey, any other 08 RXT-X owners having this same problem??? Ordered replacement part SHOCK-GAZ ASSY #269501625..Whats UP

    Here's the link to the Service Bulletin from the "How To Section"

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?104232-How-To-2008-RXP-RXT-Storage-Cover-Shock-Bracket-Location-Service-Bulletin

    SIMPLE FIX THAT WORKS!!!!

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    Any luck? Been trying all summer? Any chance you can snap of photog of the male end that the piston attaches to on the I bracket (not on the floor)?

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