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Old 05-18-2018, 05:31 AM   #1
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Default Houdaille shock pressure

My right rear shock arm on my 41 sedan is angled down some, not in almost horizontal position like others, about 3" down at end by link. I tried to move it back up and it will not move like there is too much pressure. Is there any way to remove pressure to get arm back to where it should be?

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Old 05-18-2018, 06:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: Houdaille shock pressure

Did you disconnect the shock? It look bound up on all the linkage.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:12 AM   #3
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Default Re: Houdaille shock pressure

Seem to recall from back in my stock car racing days that the shocks could be locked up by rotating this pressure adjustment. Perhaps it needs attention.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Houdaille shock pressure

Did not disconnect, just jacked car up at frame to connect wire at brake light.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:27 AM   #5
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George, now that I've seen a photo of what you have, it's apparent the shock link is defective. I'd suggest you remove the shock and the link. That way you can readily determine if the shock is in good functioning condition as well as replace the link.

I'm probably have a link for you.
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:41 AM   #6
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Mike: Will remove this morning and see what happens next. The shocks were rebuilt before I purchased the car.
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As stated, try rotating the pressure adjuster to see if the pressure will release.
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Mike: Will remove this morning and see what happens next. The shocks were rebuilt before I purchased the car.
Did you try to rotate the pressure adjuster?
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Old 05-18-2018, 07:47 AM   #9
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That is my next step once I get back into garage this morning.
I have car home this weekend to complete soldering diode to wires from post earlier this week.
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FIXED THANKS! Took shock off and reset link in place.
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