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my shock on passenger right is hanging off, on bottom portion. its still mounted to top. i just spotted this yesterday when raising that side to bleed. so had to use a jack to hold it up. so i have the reciepts previous owners gave me. autozone 69845 i want to just replace that one for now. problem no bolt or any hardware for bottom. so what i do cause autozone dont sell it.??
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Buy an automorons shock grab the hardware out of it. Then return it. It should come with new hardware

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i just see washers in there picture no bolt i need the bolt too
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Ah, junk yard to find a good set of hardware? Kind of a hassle I know but, a possible solution.

Perhaps a new pair of rear shocks for your car would be an improvement.

Individual bolts, and a lock nut(s) can be purchased at a parts store. Go with a Grade 5 bolt.

In any case, at the risk of sounding sactemonious, I do not advocate theft.

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I'd just go to your local autopart's joint and get a set of sensatracs, should be about $30ish each. Then go to the hardware store and pick up some bolts and lock nut's as Lee said.
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you may have to go to the junkyard to get the lower shock bolt.


that, or take the other bolt out of the other shock, and try and match that. those bolts don't come in the shock box.

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after you type in the info at rockauto.com these blue monroe shocks come up. are these just as good as the ones from autozone; if so these will be 2 for the price of that one at autozone. and then i can replace both rears, you guys think i can get the bolt from ford dismantler?
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I have a few shock bolts laying around if you ever visit the San Jose area ..
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after you type in the info at rockauto.com these blue monroe shocks come up. are these just as good as the ones from autozone; if so these will be 2 for the price of that one at autozone. and then i can replace both rears, you guys think i can get the bolt from ford dismantler?
Hey go to pick n pull on sunrise, I find alot of good t-bird parts at this place....
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Imo any shock below the sensatrac is junk. I went through the blue and yellow ones pretty quickly.

If you want to save money just buy the lower shock bolt from a member or hit up the hardware store and hook it back up. If you still think you need shock's after that then buy some. I'd imagine having only 1 rear shock hooked up gave you a very interesting ride.

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Gabriel Ultra/Shock/Strut - Rear
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from autozone, these are what previous owner put in. i was just saying monroe that way i can replace both rears . so how soft were talking would they be softer than these and would they wear out before these did. says theyve been on there since 09

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Sorry i got abit confused. Read my edit.

The Gabriel ultra's from a price standpoint are similiar to the sensatracs and are prob of the same quality. I however have never used gabriel shocks.
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well this is my first car so yea im new to all this car stuff. i just know what i was taught what isnt very much lol. were can you find the shocks your talking about. oh yea about the intresting ride part i cant even notice it feels normal... SUPRISINGLY RITE.. lol
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Monroe sensatrac's are sold at advanced auto and some other chain stores. You have to look. Model # 5965.

If I was in your position of being young and i'll assume "broke" (lol) I'd just replace the bolt. Do the bounce test to see if they're worn and go from there. I wouldn't buy anything till that bolt's replaced.
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Monroe sensatrac's are sold at advanced auto and some other chain stores. You have to look. Model # 5965.

If I was in your position of being young and i'll assume "broke" (lol) I'd just replace the bolt. Do the bounce test to see if they're worn and go from there. I wouldn't buy anything till that bolt's replaced.
broke aahhhh lol kinda well i know that shock is shot it goes up when i push on it with my hand barely any pressure it goes rite up.
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IDK what grade that bolt is .. at that rate you could go to the hardware store and pick out a new bolt, I have seen this done several times without any issues.
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IDK what grade that bolt is .. at that rate you could go to the hardware store and pick out a new bolt, I have seen this done several times without any issues.
ahaha i just messaged you saying im awaiting a response from someone lol. what grade does it have to be. leegrady says 5
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ahaha i just messaged you saying im awaiting a response from someone lol. what grade does it have to be. leegrady says 5
Here's a thought....

Take the bolt off of the other side and look at it.

It's a M14-2.0 x 120mm bolt, grade 9.8.

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Yea, what DLF said. I found almost all suspension and brake parts are grade 10. I've broken grade 5 bolts when I used them to attach a brake caliper when I was young and dumb. Not fun...

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Chuck Norris uses grade 12 bolt's, and still manages to break them with little effort.
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you may have to go to the junkyard to get the lower shock bolt.


that, or take the other bolt out of the other shock, and try and match that. those bolts don't come in the shock box.
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IDK what grade that bolt is .. at that rate you could go to the hardware store and pick out a new bolt, I have seen this done several times without any issues.
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ahaha i just messaged you saying im awaiting a response from someone lol. what grade does it have to be. leegrady says 5
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Here's a thought....

Take the bolt off of the other side and look at it.



It's a M14-2.0 x 120mm bolt, grade 9.8.
hmmmmmmmmmm

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Metric bolts use "Property Class Ident. Markings" that are not the same as SAE grade strenghts.

These numbers are 4.6-12.9.

9.8 is in the middle of the chart. Hence, this metric bolt corresponds to an ~ SAE grade 5.

SAE grades only go up to Grade 8 for automotive applications.

I recommended a Grade 5 as opposed to a Grade 8 for flexural properties.

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hmmmmmmmmmm
I already offered my factory replacement bolts .. I personally wouldnt use anything other than stock but that doesnt mean a similar bolt wont work.
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I already offered my factory replacement bolts .. I personally wouldnt use anything other than stock but that doesnt mean a similar bolt wont work.
i know....it just seems sometimes they read over a few parts.....

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i know....it just seems sometimes they read over a few parts.....
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In 30-40 years .... if you keep messin' with cars and trucks, you'll have a big HD wooden crate like box lying in your basement on the floor full of every odd size nut / bolt / washer / etc and it'll weigh like 341 pounds and you'll take a long bent piece of steel rod like a spoon and stir it until you find the perfect bolt / washers / nut.

Hey .... it's just a bolt and a nut, go to TSC and get a pair of bolts, nuts, lock washers, flat washers .... and make them match. It does not carry weight, a grade 8 or 5 or the metric bolt specd will work forever.

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It's a M14-2.0 x 120mm bolt, grade 9.8.

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In 30-40 years .... if you keep messin' with cars and trucks, you'll have a big HD wooden crate like box lying in your basement on the floor full of every odd size nut / bolt / washer / etc and it'll weigh like 341 pounds and you'll take a long bent piece of steel rod like a spoon and stir it until you find the perfect bolt / washers / nut.
I have one of those around here .. cant stir it though.
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