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(ET) Shock repair followup
- Subject: (ET) Shock repair followup
- From: "Christopher Zach" <czach computer org>
- Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 09:57:30 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Thanks for all the tips on fixing the mower shocks. It turns out the
was the pin sheared off. Here are a few thoughts for replacement:
1) Go to the hardware store and get a punch/drift along with the new pin.
costs $3.00 but the punch makes driving the old pin out to be a simple
Little screwdrivers/allen wrenches/etc will not work and will only waste
2) When putting the new pin in, I found the best way to compress the shock
was to put it back on the E20 and deck, then drive the deck into a wall
(really slowly). This compressed the shock, the brake held the E20, and I
simply tapped in the new pin with a hammer and (when it got flush with the
outside of the shock) the above mentioned drift. Very gentle taps are all
that is needed.
Takes no time at all to do.