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Old 11-30-2020, 08:45 PM   #1
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How can I undo the rear lower shock bolt without jacking up the axle slightly to relieve pressure on the bolt? At the junkyard jack’s are not allowed and I want to take the sway bar but I cant figure out how to remove the bolt without jacking up the axle slightly. Any tips would be great, thanks. Car is a 940 wagon
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:51 PM   #2
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Not encouraging breaking the rules, but I find a functioning jack in a junk car, jack it up, and remove the bolt. Or bribe one of the employees there to lift it with a forklift or something. They would have to nice shocks to go through the trouble.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:46 PM   #3
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I walked around for five minutes checking every trunk and I couldn't find a single scissor jack. I will try to talk to one of the workers if I go back, but I did get the brackets though.
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Not encouraging breaking the rules, but I find a functioning jack in a junk car, jack it up, and remove the bolt. Or bribe one of the employees there to lift it with a forklift or something. They would have to nice shocks to go through the trouble.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:49 PM   #4
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You have to remove the top nut and pry the shock off and you'll be able to remove the lower shock bolt.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:54 PM   #5
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A 940 has a bolt at the top and with the spring load on it, I doubt you can remove it.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:09 PM   #6
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It would probably be dangerous if you did, it's going to release violently.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:38 PM   #7
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Pry it up with a stack of tires and a metal bumper.
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Yes. You do not want to release stored energy that way. Someone that was parting out a 940 SE for me released the control arm when it was loaded by the spring. The lower control alarm for the rear IRS bolts to the frame. He darn near broke his arm doing it.
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:41 PM   #9
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This sounds interesting, would this actually work? Would it only take one guy?
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Pry it up with a stack of tires and a metal bumper.
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Don't do that. Maybe just order new shocks.

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This sounds interesting, would this actually work? Would it only take one guy?
Done it many times on 240s, the junkyard is full of endless possibilities including the hidden screw jack in 7-9's that prep usually misses.

Sometimes you can tuck the other end under the next car, or reach back with one foot to push the other end down while you remove the bolt.

Worst case ask somebody to help.


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Old 12-01-2020, 01:05 AM   #12
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How can I undo the rear lower shock bolt without jacking up the axle slightly to relieve pressure on the bolt? At the junkyard jack’s are not allowed and I want to take the sway bar but I cant figure out how to remove the bolt without jacking up the axle slightly. Any tips would be great, thanks. Car is a 940 wagon
Why would you want a 940 wagon rear sway bar? I'd go for the ones off a sedan - they are larger on the 940 series cars, IIRC.

Or, if you want IPD sway bars, you can also send an email to info@swedishiron.com ... we have lots of Volvo parts for sale!
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:15 PM   #13
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Only because it's like $30 and my 1990 740 turbo wagon doesn't have a rear sway bar at all. I'm in the middle of a t5 swap and am already pretty deep into my Volvo funds
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Why would you want a 940 wagon rear sway bar? I'd go for the ones off a sedan - they are larger on the 940 series cars, IIRC.

Or, if you want IPD sway bars, you can also send an email to info@swedishiron.com ... we have lots of Volvo parts for sale!
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