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Old 12-23-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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Default Isc coilovers seized up! Help!

I have isc coilovers on my 05 Wrx! The back passenger side coilover is seized up, I got the nut to break loose to lock it in place but the actually pillar part that you twist to lower the car is seized up and won't budge! I've sprayed with pb and I've used a pipe wrench to twist it and it still won't move at all! Help! Any ideas on what to do?
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #2
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wow can't believe no one has replied to this. Im in the same boat. My front left one seized up and wont twist down either
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:33 PM   #3
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I had this happen when I was replacing the rear shafts I got as a replacement from AJW. I ended up putting the shaft in a vice and using a 3 foot pipe as leverage to spin the mounts off. I didnt care about my threads though since I was was replacing the shaft anyways.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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Had this happen and did all that could. Ended up contacting ISC and ordering replacement rears. This time I will grease it up before putting them on.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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After you get them loose, ANTI SEIZE the bodies. Run the nuts all the way up and down the body and then wipe off a bit of the excess, leaving a film on. If you have to readjust down the road, simply use a brush to remove any crap that stuck to the film and loosen and adjust and apply another film of ANTI SEIZE.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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Another thought would be to use a better coilover which offers superior corrosion resistance if you're going to live and drive in regions of the country which see a lot of rain, snow, and salt which might cause corrosion and lead to situations like this.

I realize not everyone has money for the expensive brands, but how many times do you need to waste money fixing and repairing the cheap stuff before you kick yourself for going cheap?

You could also find some form of rust inhibiting spray or perhaps a dry film lubricant to spray onto the body/threads which might slow the rate of corrosion. Adding a grease or anti-seize is more than likely just going to attract sand and ruin things.
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