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I need a little help getting my shock back together.

My brother helped me take it apart to change the oil, everything went fine. He has done it before with his shock (WR450) but this one was slightly different. we now have it upside down in a vice, added oil, put the bladder back in and charged it. With his he said that he simply pushed down quickly on the piston to expell the air then pulled back up on it and the oil was sucked back down. when we do that we get a suction which makes it almost impossible to pull it back up. What are we doing wrong???

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I need a little help getting my shock back together.

My brother helped me take it apart to change the oil, everything went fine. He has done it before with his shock (WR450) but this one was slightly different. we now have it upside down in a vice, added oil, put the bladder back in and charged it. With his he said that he simply pushed down quickly on the piston to expell the air then pulled back up on it and the oil was sucked back down. when we do that we get a suction which makes it almost impossible to pull it back up. What are we doing wrong???

I agree with Burned, your rebound clicker needs to be backed out when you bleed out the piston. Also, it sounds to me like you have the bladder in and charged with nitrogen before you have the seal head in the shock body. You have to be more complete in your explaination of what you have done. After your all done and you compress the shock it should rebound fully on its own. If it doesnt, you have not adequately bled the shock.

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there has to be a little nitrogen in the bladder while bleeding.once your ready to push the seal head down you bleed off the nitrogen.the seal head will go down as you do.

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Thanks, guys. The clickers were all the way out

My brother figured it out, I don't know what it is called but there is a pin that goes down the center of the piston, he removed the pin all kinds of pressure released. reinserted it closed it up we were then able to get all the air out and finish the assembly.

Thanks :)

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I've had that happen before. I think it is caused from blowing the shaft out with compressed air. Glad you got it straightened out. :)

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