how do I tighten up the front drivers upper shock nut - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Technical Forum > how do I tighten up the front drivers upper shock nut

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueThanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals at JeepinOutfBlack Friday Sale!!

Reply
Unread 07-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #1
RescuedJK
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: west brooklyn, IL
Posts: 789
how do I tighten up the front drivers upper shock nut

put OME shocks on today...I have an 01 XJ with ABS and there isnt enough space to get the nut completely tight on the drivers front top shock stud.I got it halfway tight. I used a universal joint but the short socket is too shallow and the deep well is too tall and hits the brake booster I even ground down the deep well socket but that was still too long...I tried a flex head gear wrench but thats a no go. Anybody have any ideas?

__________________
01 xj 3" RC full kit. Rock sliders. Front n rear hitches. Black soft 8's on 31's
RescuedJK is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
playbass
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by RescuedJK View Post
put OME shocks on today...I have an 01 XJ with ABS and there isnt enough space to get the nut completely tight on the drivers front top shock stud.I got it halfway tight. I used a universal joint but the short socket is too shallow and the deep well is too tall and hits the brake booster I even ground down the deep well socket but that was still too long...I tried a flex head gear wrench but thats a no go. Anybody have any ideas?
I had to disconnect a lot of the ABS brain on mine to get in there.
playbass is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
Holder350
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Whitesburg, Tennessee
Posts: 5,291
Hold the nut and turn the shock
__________________
95' XJ Country - Stock Skids - D30/D35 Limited Slip - 3" Lift - 31x10.50R15 - 4.0 HO - AX15 - NP231

98' XJ Classic - D30/C8.25 - 4.5" RC Lift - 33x12.50R15 - 4.0 HO - AW4 - NP231
Quote:
Originally Posted by Azzy View Post
You can tell the character of a person in how they treat someone who can do nothing for them.
Holder350 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-22-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
98muddyjeep
rockin lil red wagon
 
98muddyjeep's Avatar
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hatboro PA
Posts: 1,228
Use a racheting swivel box wrench
__________________
ah,beer the cause of and cure to all of lifes problems ...Homer J Simpson... I am the guy in the red jeep!
98muddyjeep is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #5
moggie99
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Posts: 623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Holder350 View Post
Hold the nut and turn the shock
That works for me
__________________
Richard Moss
1996 Grand Cherokee 4L Laredo, 1995 Cherokee XJ 4L manual and 2002 Jaguar S-Type 4L
Back in the UK: 1969 MGC GT and SAAB 900 convertible
moggie99 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.