Roadblock: Can't remove top nut holding rear shock (2002 XG350L)

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by Bamyasi 67, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Bamyasi 67

    Bamyasi 67

    Sep 28, 2019
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    I developed a "thunking" noise on the rear passenger side and narrowed it to the cup or upper spring pad. I removed the strut assembly and compressed the spring. I attempted to remove the upper nut holding the shock with a wrench and a vice-lock, as is usually done. The gripping area above the nut broke off, however.

    I need to remove the shock. At this point, I'm fine with destroying the current shock and replacing the rear pair. They look like original equipment which means 50K and 18 years!! So basically, I'm looking for advice on removing these corroded in old shocks.
    Bamyasi 67, Oct 7, 2019
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  2. Bamyasi 67


    Jul 30, 2017
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    Albany, NY
    I have heard removing the top nut on the strut requires an impact wrench
    But, I am not about giving advice about dangerous situations.
    Could not take the idea of anything wrong happening because of my bad advice
    avisitor, Oct 8, 2019
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