98 Rear shock rebuild

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98 Rear shock rebuild

Post by fargofour »


I have the shock off and got the old seal out. I used a drift punch and pushed the old seal in a bit and then was able to get the circlip out. The pumped oil in and blew it out.

But what i didn't do was notice the order of the parts. With the shock in my vise upside down, is it seal, backup ring and circlip? And which way does the seal go in?



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Re: 98 Rear shock rebuild

Post by Elmobile »

I think you're talking about the air shock absorber...
If so look at the attached link.
https://www.babbittsonline.com/oemparts ... k-absorber

Hope this help,
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