Air shock line difficulties
I have to replace top shock mounts in my '04 Bonneville. Started today because of the good weather. Have to work outside!
First one of the lower shock mount bolts broke, no one open today that has one, maybe tomorrow probably Monday. Then I couldn't get the air line out of the left shock, came out with great difficulty, never had one come out so hard. Had to actually use pliers on the line. Never had to use pliers before. Changed the top mount and can't get the air line back in! The fitting just won't go over the nipple far enough to catch the clip.
This is the dilemma - the air line installation.
I cannot get the air line back in the shock. The line does not appear damaged, none of the parts appear damaged.
I notice that the air line has two small 'o' rings on it, is this normal?
Even with one of the 'o' rings off it won't go back in.
I'm getting older, could this be my problem?
Should I change the shocks?
Any ideas, other than get a younger person to work on it?