Rear shocks, Chevy product. The bolt I broke was the main one coming
from the frame. I twisted the nut (3/4 or about that size of socket)
and the bolt broke off. Looked like it would make for a LOT of work to
replace that large a bolt, and not designed to be replaced. Not sure
what the hardness was, but the broken bolt was supposed to take the
force of the shock absorber.
I know what you mean about the repair garage guys and their over
active impact wrenches. I got a safety inspect one year, and came
home. Figured to try the lugs, see if.... yep the only thing I owned
that would loosen them was a 25 inch breaker bar.
I get funny looks when I tell the repair garage to put the lugs on
finger tight, and I'll set the torque before leaving the parking lot.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Click to see the full signature.