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156 SW rear shocks seized nuts

With the intention of replacing the shocks all round I went to a guy near me who is not an Alfa man but a decent mechanic who has done a good level of work for me in the past replaced the fronts without problem but could not undo the fixings on the rear.
Can anyone shortlist the possible scenario/replacement parts should something break after giving them a dowsing of oil and trying again without a good outcome.
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on the rear the 2 bolts run thro the shock/hub & the centres are exposed

you need to soak in wd40 & use emery paper to remove the rust off the exposed bolt or place a flat file as you turn the bolt to remove the rust.
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Bosty, I have the same problem myself, are failing rear shocks a fult on the 156 sw's what other comon faults do the 156 sw have ?
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put a little heat on it. Worst case cut it off and buy a new one from EbSpares, make sure they have stock before you cut it off...
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I hammered the bolt out while my glamorous assistant worked the bolt up and down with a spanner.

Sears idea of cleaning and lubing the exposed part of the bolt (about 3" long section in the middle) was only put to me after i'd done her. Wish I'd known first as it would have saved some effort.
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Been their done that.

Got new bolts with Nyloc Nuts and the spacers. All in delivered for £29 from Mangoletsi 2 weeks ago.

Not worth using old bolts and old nylocs. Best by new.
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You should never re-use nylocs anyway ...
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