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    Focker Foggy's Avatar
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    Looking for Help/Info on Hood Shock Issue/Replacement

    Was out last weekend and found hood weighs a ton. Got off water, found shock had come
    off ball stud on 1 side. The shock (under the boot) was really rusted and I couldn't get it to compress at all.
    So I ordered a new one.. What a bitch to install- hood has to come off and then need 2.5 people to
    set back on as a unit to compress that sucker.. I have done lots of cars- not that tight !!

    Any way, all working great. Head out to water.. SAME CRAP---- heavy ass hood..

    Shock must have come off again.. Maybe I have some other issue as well.. But Everything looks normal.
    ANY Help is Appreciated.. This is on my 08 RXT - only 1.5 summers old.. All my other RXT/GTX 's of this body
    have never had an issue at all.
    THANKS


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    I had the same problem with my 08 rxt. It was a recall at some point but the dealer doesn't fix it anymore. I got a new shock from a local dealer, it wasn't too expensive. There is a thread on the how to forum to correct the problem.

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    Could have went to auto zone for the new shock. Do a search,you are not the first person with this problem. Lots of good info out there for the taking...

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    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=104232

    The link above is the Service Bulletin. It also describes how to compress the strut bracket with a ratchet by yourself without 2.5 helpers!

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    Had the same problem on one of our RXT's. It's not easy to do if you have never done it before; even some of the dealer mechanics don't know how to do it correctly. The dealer we took it to "fixed" it twice on the RXT and within a few days it popped off the THIRD time. Eventually had to take it to a different dealer and they fixed it right the first time.

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    I have read thru all the stuff... THANKS SO MUCH...

    I am still under warranty, but don't know if it's worth the trouble to take in (its a long drive)..
    Maybe I can just order the new Rod, Lever, Lever support and do it myself for the price of gas !!!

    I am just worried that my other parts listed above may now be bent/ jacked up

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    I use these guys for parts - very quick and good pricing:

    http://www.shspowersports.com/fiche_...ft&mfg=Sea-Doo

    work your way to OEM parts, year, ski, etc.

    see "front storage compartment 2" for what you need.

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    Thanks for the Info !!!!! Working on finding the rod, lever, right now so can get this done before the weekend

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