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Big Megger
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Hello. I'm gonna get to change me rear shocks on a 2000 mk2 zetec hatch. haynes say i need to dicsonnect the brake pipes. Do i actually need to do this. i have had experience in the past, haynes say take this off and that off, but in reality you dont. has any one done this job on a mk2 hatch....roughly how long should i give my self? Cheers
 

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Big Megger
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Well, it can be done without disconnecting the brake lines. you'll need an extra trolly jack (small one) to support the brake drum and help re-aligh to the new shock when its fitted. first side took me 2 hrs as i was not sure and being extra careful. second side i could have done in about 1 hr....if the f****** pinch bolt hadn't rusted in and the head snapped off. took 3 hrs as i had to remove the whole knuckle and re-drill and tap it. Bo*****s
 

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TDDI Buff
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the key to pinch bolts is turn them a few turns then leave them for a few minutes before doing any more.
 

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Geometry Guru
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The original shocks have a wing that the pipes attach through... cut a slot in the wing so that the entire brake unit can be removed..... Do the same on the new shocks but make sure you pinch the fingers either side of the wing to capture the brake pipes.
 
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