Go Back   Blazer Forum - Chevy Blazer Forums > Mechanical & Maintenance > General Tech Help > 2nd Gen S-series (1995-2005) Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to Blazer Forum!
Welcome to Blazer Forum,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to start new topics, reply to conversations, privately message other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Blazer Forum today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-15-2010, 01:22 PM
Beginning Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 21
upmaine is on a distinguished road
Default Help replacing rear shocks on my 99 blazer

I went to replace the rear shocks on my 99 blazer and everything was going good until one of the top bolts will not come out. It just spins and spins. Any ideas on how to remove that bolt.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-15-2010, 01:32 PM
Starting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 154
helo is on a distinguished road
Default

Did you maybe break the retaining clip that goes on the frame and it's now spinning?

Two of my clips broke when I took my rear shocks off (factory shocks at 162,000) and I had to use nuts+washers+bolts to secure the new shocks to the frame. I dropped new bolts through the top of the frame and screwed nuts on from the bottom.

I think I remember using vice grips to clamp onto the frame clips that broke. It was a PITA, but not as bad as doing the front shocks without a stubby 18mm wrench..!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-25-2010, 04:54 PM
Beginning Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 21
upmaine is on a distinguished road
Default

Just got back from vacation. Now I can continue working on the rear shocks. I looked on top of the frame were the bolt comes thru to see if I could see a clip turning and the only thing I couls see was the top of the bolt turning. I didn't see any clip of any kind.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-25-2010, 05:08 PM
Ryanmatt135's Avatar
Senior Member
1998 Chevrolet Blazer
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Syracuse, New York
Posts: 586
Ryanmatt135 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Ryanmatt135
Default

the clips look similar to this (probally with a little added rust)..... http://trialstribulations.net/images...p_1024x768.jpg they allways break where the bend is.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-25-2010, 06:39 PM
Beginning Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 21
upmaine is on a distinguished road
Default

After I get the bolt out is there anyway to get a clip back in there. There is only about a 1 inch gap between the frame and the body. Or is it just easier to use a nut an bolt. I guess the easiest way to grab the clip to get the bolt out would be with a pair of vise grips or is there an easier way to do it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2010, 09:12 AM
Starting Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 154
helo is on a distinguished road
Default

You can get new clips from GM; I doubt the parts stores will have the right clips. Make life easy for next time and just get grade-8 nuts/bolts/washers (grade 5 would suffice).

Edit- consider lock-washers or lock-nuts.

Last edited by helo; 08-26-2010 at 09:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2010, 09:12 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1995, 94, 95, 99, blazer, bolt, change, chevy, rear, replace, replacing, shocks, size, struts, wont


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:31 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.



SEO by vBSEO ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.