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Old 10-12-2016, 03:22 AM   #1
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1992 240 wgn AW70, IPD 25/23, IPD Lwrng sprngs, VX, 155 746 yellws

I'm attempting to install new shocks, but drivrs side lowr shck bolt rusted/frozen to spacer sleeve
("Damn Yankee car")

A) Does anyone know off-hand what material the sleeve is made of(steel,alum,etc) ?
B) Will heat separate, or better to just cut and replace ?
C) Part source ? (I'm thinking volvowholesalepartsdirect yes/no? )

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Old 10-12-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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A} steel
B} cut with a sawzall
c} replace with any steel pipe about the right size laying around the shop. Or look around at Lowes.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:07 AM   #3
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"replace with any steel pipe about the right size laying around the shop"


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Old 10-22-2016, 04:00 PM   #4
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Does anyone know the correct oem size of the lower shock mount bolt/nut/sleeve ? Where I can get these parts ?

* the bolt head is 17mm, the nut is 18mm, thanks
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Old 10-22-2016, 04:03 PM   #5
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Does anyone know the correct oem size of the lower shock mount bolt/nut/sleeve ? Where I can get these parts ?

* the bolt head is 17mm, the nut is 18mm, thanks
It's still available new, but I have that hardware in rust free condition, make me an offer...

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Old 10-22-2016, 07:32 PM   #6
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I am looking in my junk parts and then off to hardware store if I can't find it(hoping to fix today).

Redwood, I will keep you mind if I have no luck locating the parts, thanks !
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Old 10-23-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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I envy your rust freeness
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:02 PM   #8
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I have a few bolts and sleeves. Free if you pay shipping. Let me know
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:49 PM   #9
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Thnks gents on offers, trying to figure out exact size & get car back on road today(need for work).
I have the old hacked up bolt/sleeve, off to local franchise mega hardware or home depot....


* done lots of shocks on all sorts of Volvos, but never had a sleeve freeze, weird part is, the sleeve wasn't very rusty. Wondering if it had to do with torquing on when rear bar when mounted and/or some "tweeking" that may have occurred from lowering springs (but otherwise stock torq rods, panhard bar) ??
Also, apprntly PO was around 300+ lbs

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Old 10-23-2016, 07:36 PM   #10
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Slobber some anti-seize on that new stuff before reassembly; it may save some fun in the future.
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