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then you have to unscrew the top from the lock nut. you need a 23mm wrench to hold the locknut, and a several sixteenths wrench(aka, adjustable) to loosen and remove the top mount.
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then you back off the nuts on the tool and releive tension to remove the springs. then wash everything. this is what you will have
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you will need a 11mm by 1.25 thread pitch tap to clean the old locktight from the top mount or it won't thread back on properly.
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I reused the o-rings on the top mount, they were still supple. you will also need a bolt, 8mm by 1.00 thread pitch to plug the airline hole when you refill the shock.
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make sure you pump the damper and turn it horizonal to drain the old oil, I washed everything but the damper in simple green. I just wiped down the damper. this area is where I think some people make a mistake. if you scratch the area where you pry out the lower circlip, it will damage the outside of the seal, resulting in a leak when you reinstall it, so clean this area up with crocus cloth or fine emery paper.
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ok, so you put the spring seat back on the damper and it should seat on the small circlip on the damper body, then load the springs with the plastic seperator on the large spring. small spring inside.
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next the body goes on, slide the black rubber bumper down and extend the damper so it sticks up. this was shot after compressing the spring untill the locknut was above the body.
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almost forgot, install the plastic guide bushing from the bottom before compressing the springs, it helps to keep the body from tilting. thats the gray ring right above my hand, push it up into the body.
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next, put grease on the 2 o-rings and locktight into the threaded hole for the damper shaft
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screw it on, notice that the body and the top mount are keyed by 2 flats, they must align. don't worry it's easy.
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