Access to top mount of rear shocks on 1997 Lincoln Town Car

having a hard time getting to the top of rear shock for removal. Any suggestions? Have checked the truck for access, and no access

by in Litchfield Park, AZ on March 26, 2011
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ANSWER by , March 27, 2011
Those are difficult. You have to reach between the frame and the body, to reach the nut. The shock shaft will likely turn on you when turning the nut with the wrench. I will cut the plastic shield off the old shock and clamp some vice grips to the old shock shaft. If you are using a ratcheting wrench, you can then use the vice grips to turn the shaft. Make sure you take the time to completely tighten the new shock nut.