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Old 09-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #21
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well, ok i had the airhose hooked up to the car when i manually filled the shocks w air and when i took it off to put the stock ones in all the air came out of the shocks... OMG THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING!!! All help i would appreciate...Should i just leave the stock airlines disconnected and just keep the aftermarket airlines?
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I am reading and trying to understand what is going on. One shock you are actually able to move up and down by hand, the other shock does not move by hand and you are hearing clunking noises from the trunk.
My first thought, the shock that you can move up and down by hand is not hooked up properly and is causing a clunking noise when you drive around.
The basic function of a shock is to dampen road bumps and make a smoother ride. One end is attached to the body of a vehicle and the other end is attached to the suspension. If properly attached you are not going to be able to move the shock up and down by hand without the body of the car moving also. I would suggest making sure both shocks are installed correctly. Sometimes an extra set of qualified eyes helps catch something that might have been missed. Good luck.
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well, ok i had the airhose hooked up to the car when i manually filled the shocks w air and when i took it off to put the stock ones in all the air came out of the shocks...
The shocks are not equipped with a check valve to keep the air in. When you removed the air line, the air came out as intended.
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ok here is my fenderwell at the top. U can see where the shock looks like it just fell to the bottom of the control arm and now the strut part or whatever is now exposed. This is what i mean. Ive driven it like this and all i hear is clunk sounds from the inside of the trunk. Like its coming from the shock mounts. If i reach into the fenderwell i can actually grab the thicker part of the shock and lift it all the way up to the shock mount and now this strut part or whatever wont be exposed. Then when i go to drive it again, it looks just the way it is in the picture above. Any suggestions? Im sorry im having trouble w all of this. I APPRECIATE EVERYONES HELP!!!
Is that threads I see at the top of the shaft? Is the nut not on at the top inside the trunk? If installed correctly, the thicker part of the shock on the top should not move. Only the smaller diameter section on the bottom of the shock connected to the control arm should be able to move. Check that nut. I think it came off.

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no the nut is pretty tight on there. When i try to tighten it more it just twists against the shock mount (the rubber part). But those arent threads. Thats just as far as that ring will go down. BTW, i just disconnected the ELC and just manually filled the shocks w air. Im using the air hose kit that came with the car. Is this safe? I mean, its at 40psi min is 35psi max is 200psi. It sits a little higher and i dont mind, and the ride is smooth.
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Those shocks must be different somehow. The Monroe'* I used don't show any shaft like that. There really is only enough for it to stick up into the trunk to tighten down the nut. The rounded part of the top tube is almost right up to the ring at the top. There is only about 1/8" space.
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Those shocks must be different somehow. The Monroe'* I used don't show any shaft like that. There really is only enough for it to stick up into the trunk to tighten down the nut. The rounded part of the top tube is almost right up to the ring at the top. There is only about 1/8" space.
yes, and i already tightened it as far as it could go
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Rereading this thread I'm beginning to think that the shocks that you got are either 1) the wrong one (should be Part No 49228 from Autozone), 2) they are installed incorrectly and or 3) you have an on board compressor/hose problem.
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Im pretty sure they are installed right. The bottom of the shock with the 2 holes for the screws at the control arm and the one bolt that goes through the fenderwell into the trunk with the concave washer upside down and the bolt. Thats how its installed. As far as the compressor goes, i can feel air coming out of the stock air lines it will run shortly after starting the car for about 3 secs. and it is pt number 49228
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idk why these shocks are different. But they work, i just have to manually put air in them. But they ride smooth and i have no problems with it. I actually dont mind having the back end being slightly raised. But not to much though.
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