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Old 03-21-2019, 12:01 AM
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Default Damper hat removal - How?

I got this far, but can't get the hat to come off the threaded rod.


but before I start whanging on it with a mallet, am I missing something?
I've also tried compressing the spring such that the spring ID is not touching / loading the gold colored aluminum spacer / bushing.

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Old 03-21-2019, 12:47 AM
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Two jaw puller to loosen??
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:54 PM
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Weird....is it like rusted to the shaft? It just slides on. Mine was double nutted at the top it looks like you have the nuts removed and just have the one on there for safety measure.

let go of that spring compressor and stand back?

apply some penetrating oil and see if it comes lose eventually?
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Hi Craig,

Like Andy mentioned, those are double-nutted. There is a bearing assembly that is captive in the mounting plate and slides over the shaft end. Could be some corrosion there, but both are plated and should be fine, and there should not be anything there

A puller might work but it might also damage the aluminum mounting plate (I would really worry about this.)

I see 2 options:
A) Using a press but you would need to support right around the shock shaft and that might get difficult,
B) put the assembly in a vise, hold the plate captive, spin down the nut a little closer - but not touching - to catch things when they break free, cover the thread ends with a nut (to protect the threads), couple of drops of oil at the base of the shaft and a couple of good taps with a hammer - don't go nuts! If that doesn't work mix up some (small amount) ATF & Acetone - one of the best / cheapest penetrant, put this on the base of the shaft, crank up the spring pressure, and repeat above.

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Andy, Ray, thanks for the feedback.
I like Ray's choice B with penetrating fluid, I'll try that tonight.
I don't see any corrosion and mine (996 GT3) doesn't seem to be double nutted.

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if you plan to discard the damper, don;t hesitate to use an impact wrench on it (unless I misunderstand which of the bolts you are after).
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