We've all had those days where if feels like everything you touch breaks or goes wrong one way or another right? I hate those days 😐 The good thing is they don't come along that often. In this video I thought I'd show you how to bang out a set of rear shocks on the back of a Nissan Altima and then rust happened..... ughhh gotta love salty NY.

All right folks, we're inside. It's a 2014. it's a Nissan Altima 280k. Wow, no kidding, huh? That's what she says.

She would like to have some of your shocks installed. So let's do it. How come you do with this one? Because because you want me to save it for Dashie He was looking like he's gonna be a little bit yet he said he was going to be done at 2 30 and then I told her you should be almost done. That's what he said.

I'm just trying to provide our customers with the best service possible. You're a good service man. we gotta get busy. Okay I'm sure it's nice to have some nice weather now.

I Tell you tell you that I'll peel the wheel off here. She looks like a pretty easy one. You look pretty easy. Gotta be mindful of how this setup is.

We just got some dirt. All right you guys saw the F-150 was the F250 is bad. Look at this one. that's a nice clump of salt.

All right, you gotta get past it if you work here. Um, we're gonna stick a stand underneath this uh, control arm. We got to take the tension off the spring a little bit. Take the bolt out of this little guy.

Is she 21? No, it's like something different. It's something not 21. we'll give her a little push out here. You don't have to get crazy with it.

We just need to take the tension off it. There we go. A little tensions off it. Let me go get some tools.

Oh man. not even the first try. Oh yeah. second try.

yeah I tell you I think I'm getting worse as I get older here. oh I don't have a regular wrench on me I hope she still got some tension. Your ears are up a little, shouldn't have oh the shock had some upward springy dinghy to it. That's kind of weird.

What do we have up in there up in here? Looks like one Rusty blob and two Rusty blobs? I'm assuming probably at 13. can't really tell. It's like just a couple of clumps. It pulls everything else we work on.

Let me go get a socket I think might fit. Okay let's give it this one a go. We'll start with a 14. we'll see we can with alert now I know he gets can.

it's way up there in the hole. So yeah I think she's 13. guns. This one's a little Saucy Careful with this guy.

Foreign there's one. Easy peasy, Yeah, she's stuck in there. Yeah, you gotta believe me. I got it.

Now it's number two. Okay, see up in there. Oh now it's on there I heard it. No mercy.

Oh that ain't no good. That ain't no good at all. I felt felt like she was getting jammed up. That sucks a big one.

So now we're screwed. So that's a bit of a problem working on a car. it's gonna play Rusty Curd Uh, one came off one clearly didn't come off. These are welded in studs so they've got a flat head like a wheel stud and they're welded into the body.

which is, you know, kind of in this secret little compartment. We'd have to tear apart the entire back seat, parcel shelf, and everything because it's an alignment right here. I'm gonna look in the trunk to double check, but now we gotta come up with a solution here. I've got an idea I think I think the best bet.
Um, idiot I Feel like an idiot is what it is. It's crusty. Um, so put some WD on it. Uh, what we'll do is we'll just cut it off flush.

I'll cut it off would would be a cleaning upy tool and then we'll just drill it out and uh, you know, pop a riff nut in there and then we can just use uh, you know, just a standard bolt up through there I Think would be the best option. there's no way to it would be prohibitive, you know. I carved this H2 You know, tear it all apart just to get a stud in there and re-weld it. So I think that's gonna be our best bet.

You guys won't be able to see the process, but I'll show you after a second here. Whoa. Wow. Chopped it off flush.

If you can't get a little center punch on it here, don't walk around I Think we're probably close. Whoa. That's too close for me. and you got us a drill bit and a drill.

See if they can't get where I can see everything here that ain't gonna work. Dude Negative: that ain't functioning for us. Now that's drill bit. that's the long one.

Foreign moving around a lot because I'm trying to get it right dead center. There we go, throw it out in first gear. so there's a hole Wendy's that long 5 16 spit to get back there. punch a hole through it, dead in the middle.

and then I came back through with a I believe it's a 7 16. and that should accept our eight millimeter nut certainty. Hopefully that is I've got the arms as short as I can get them I think I just gotta give it up in there. it's flush and then we're gonna take a few more bites out of it.

Thank you I think we got it. Find out here. See what she looks like? That's just a standard, uh, like eight, one, two five. So the boat we took out was eight millimeter.

Oh yeah, she looks mint. Let me find my mirror and have a look just to be sure. I Swear to you this dude Motors along this morning. literally this morning.

but it's an electric lawnmower Now we're mowing it with the gas. Kid you not folks? He really really likes mowing lawn. Nice guy loves this woman. Oh I guess you guys want to see what that looks like, don't you? Let me show you.

So there we are. So now we have one stud right there in one knot right there. So it's just a nuts or a riff nut whatever you want to call it. but that'll Outlast the rest of this car's life.

I should have known I mean I felt it as soon as that sucker cracked Lewis I'm like oh boy, that's when we gave it to no Mercury Mercy because it's either gonna go back on or just snap it off on the other. So here's this. Oh, watch him grow. there's that that looks the same.

It did come with some new mounting hardware. see what we have here because I did buy some strut baits also. yeah, basically it's more of the metal jiggly bit. oops I don't know as if we need it, let me pick that up I don't know if we actually need this, but I bought it just in case.
So I wasn't sure what all the shock came with. Foreign except that large washer. Maybe we can salvage from the uh from the OG We'll stuff these back in the Box whoops. Flatten that it's not doing good today, but perfectly honest.

I Haven't been doing good all day. This has not been my day. Wrong. Wrong.

Not even close there. we go. We got it. Let's pay attention to the order.

So is that that we got this little guy spacer look I went like that and then this must be the big washer the other one comes with but that has you guys. can't see it. but there's a bump stop down in there so we will transfer it there. we go.

all the new jiggly bits together. That little guy went there, done one, then that little guy. wait, did this go? probably down? I would imagine. Yes sir, it's got a little rib on it there that goes down and then which way was this anybody remember? is it that way? I Think so and then let me go get an apparatus and hold that little fella and then we'll snug that up here.

We go use that for our apparatus to hold it and then this will come down until it bottoms out because it has a spacer in there so it's only going to go so far. Like right there. just it just stopped moving so give that torque to spec cleaner off. There we go.

Now she's ready to go back. Thinner Whoa Man, that was a good one. Put your little black cap on there first so it just slides over all that stuff I Hear Luna over there. that's when it's inside.

We're gonna slide that back up in. put her on that one. stubborn. Let's kind of let it hang out here for a second.

I'm gonna get the factory nut. We're gonna stick that back up on there socket. stick it in I'll slide that, maybe up in there. then I'm holding it.

Somebody let her in today. That'll hold that. and then I got us a new 8125 by 25. that is the 8.8 variety on the hardness scale.

Oh I get that first try. Thank you. All right, that one's up in all the way. Let me go get a ratchet.

We'll give it a handy snug grout. There's that torch. the studs looks nice. All right, real nice.

Let me show you there it is. Bolt on that side nut on that side and uh, that's it. She's good to go. Oh I don't know if I have enough Jack here.

If I got enough threats, we gotta bring her up a little bit more. I Had a port clutch on that lawnmower. I mean I don't mean that throttle's broken. It looks like a newer lawnmower.

but man, that thing goes from Zero to Hero that's wide open all the time. Little clutch engages and you hear the squawk. Seems to take it all right. So what we want to do is we're going to lift this up even more.

get her up about right? You know, we don't want to temper off the lift, but we're gonna put some tension up on her all right. And then what we'll do is we'll snug this up. Okay, it goes from Full Throttle to off. Oh, maybe it doesn't have a throttle on it All right though.
All right, we're gonna snug that up by here factory specs of course, 81 foot-pounds of torque. Then we can undo our jacket. Go do the other side, not be a dummy. but if we are a dummy, we know how to.

We know how to fix it. Fool me once. Shame on you. Fool me twice.

Shame on me. Oh, 25 seconds is about long enough I think let's give her a little extra for good measure. Oh, it takes a drop of this stuff to get bolts to break loose. Let me tell you what.

I Don't know if that's a fact, there's one, but it's as far as we got that time too. Without incident, there's one. I don't know if they're a lock nut or not. WD right there folks.

That's the only difference between this sadness and WD Truth be told, we could have sprayed it with water and had the same results. So sometimes you just need a little Lube Let me suck this guy have out. Come on man. there we go.

The whole shaft is turning. That's what's happening there. just just a little FYI for you. In case you're wondering if you're wondering why I'm jamming on a trigger like that.

That's why when we do the new one, we hold the shaft. It's not really good to do that to a shock. Poor struts. At least that's what they tell you.

So this is how the job's supposed to go. That's it. I think costing this lady any extra my mistake. Oops, hang on I got it.

Come on, get off there we go. Didn't take that long to fix. anyways. stuff happens.

that's what they say questions. Thank you Where you at Buddy I'm telling you man I should have stayed in bed I should have stayed in bed. there goes. Should have watched the first part of this video Huh before I Put that back on.

Gosh. I Think the way you guys watch this guy at this point I can't even change his shock there. Hmm. just left there that a light snug and duck is sitting Andy here.

well those are two-handed I Guess what is that? Oh get your socket back. Thank you ready. that job's done I Gotta tell you this one, it's not my day. What are you talking about? What am I talking about is what? just emotional and do you need me I Feel like I'm having you my man period because nothing's going good today and then the freaking Post Office.

I Got a mail order check. A check checks. Oh mail order checks. A bunch of them that's freaking screwed up now and then.

that car screwed up and everything before that. So what is really wrong I should have said that thing. This is one of those days folks. What? Today's one of those days And I don't really have a lesson for you I have a lesson for you.

What's your listing? Let me give you this happy whining I Know, but it's just one of those days folks. And some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you. But we were able to fix the Nissan it was a Nissan Exactly. We fixed it, We came, we saw, we conquered.
I'm gonna go get your checks. Missile is gonna go pick up our mail order chicks and everything's gonna be better tomorrow. So anyhow, thanks for watching folks and uh, if I can do it, you can do it. I Came inside enough.

What? Foreign.

98 thoughts on “When you just want to go back home….”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ThacMan says:

    The ole cleany upie tool.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Heretic Dezign says:

    Sh*t happens, don't beat yourself up too much, while personally I would have tack welded in a new bolt to keep it looking factory, a rivnut will more than likely be just fine

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hot Rod 1949 says:

    bad day was when my son’s 79 Chrysler Lebaron wouldn’t start and he thought that banging on the hood until he dented it was a good way to start the car. 😢

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tupelo Mississippi flash says:

    Nissans are depressing to work on for sure . Sold mine years ago , never looked back !

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Dunne says:

    Some days start dark and get darker.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ronnie Bradshaw says:

    I got a chevrolet impala had to change the starter on. And now all it will do is turn over. And while trying to start it makes the car shake all over. And it's like it has no fire going to the Plugs ? My fr says it's the security thing? And the ignition I am not sure . Can you help me out on this?Please?

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JohnnyP says:

    Sounds like you need a beer and a quick 5 day vacation. It's very easy to run yourself dry when you operate your own business. It deffo pays in the long run to give yourself a few days from time to time. I am still learning that when I try and get too much done too fast and I'm in a bad headspace, I tend to forget steps/make mistakes (like not spraying things down with pen. oil) This is a solid channel produced by a solid tech

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bob A says:

    I was once told to 'cheer up. things could be worse'. So, I cheered up, and sure enough things got worse.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dale Scheidler says:

    Did you get beat with a can of Blaster when you were a little tike,

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Santimore says:

    You two are great together

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Josh Rhoades says:

    😂 Mrs O right, you’re being a big baby! We all have days like that, if you’re human. Sorry to say you’re no exception Mr O. I’ll send you a spoon to dig the sand out. 😁

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donald Williams says:

    Living in MN , PB Blaster 1 day before work starts and the yellow MAP Gas , it's my 2 best friends , I don't need to tell you that , and still I snap bolts off !!!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Drew McConnaughay says:

    Enjoy watching your videos. Would like to see a tour of your shop/toolbox

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Loren Reyes says:

    Eric O. 😂😂😂😂😊! It was a little Itty bitty nut? Come on! Cheer up. Just think you could have shot your eye out! 😂😂😂😮😂! Tomorrow is the best day!!!? Okay maybe not. Just remember if I can do it. You can have it!❤😉

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars j2681 says:

    God bless

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars derweasle says:

    I'm from Staten Island I was up in your area Avoca and your town stunk worse than Staten Island. Whole town stunk like rotten cheese. I was glad to leave. When I got home I bathed in vinegar and burned my clothes.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan McClelland says:

    Why oh why did you not put some heat to those nuts? (The shock nuts) 😊

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S-R-D-H 84 says:

    Sometimes your the pigeon, sometimes your the statue

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kerry Lewis says:

    A beautiful wife, beautiful kids, and beautiful fans who all love you. I will admit I thought you would get a hug instead of a thug from the newspaper.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars starbrow7 says:

    It's actually reassuring to see that even the pros have bad things happen. The lesson is that when you screw up, at least you have a plan for how to fix it. You're a great mechanic!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kerry Lewis says:

    The no-mercy reversey. Boy does that bring back memories

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tim en·chant·er says:

    I have a love and heat relationship with rusty nuts and bolts get them cherry red

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charlie's Corner says:

    Hey Eric! I need your help, I have a 06 Silverado 4.3 in my shop and its having dashboard issues, if you roll the key slightly the lights and gauges work, when you turn it to run the gauges work then they will "time out" along with the radio, all wires are good, grounds are good, powers are good, no comm signal, I am thinking BCM, what do you think?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RANDALLOLOGY says:

    That video was "SHOCKING ". 😂😂😂

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glenn Mack says:

    Who else watched just to see the lovely lady in the thumbnail?

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ocean Lover says:

    Clickbait video. Once people crossed that line, block.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars akzocolo says:

    I wondered if you could have gotten a bolt up through there and back down through the hole you so skillfully drilled. I'm just asking.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JimR says:

    Those nasty cars… Time for you to come work in Florida, on Florida cars.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Robert Bigler says:

    Hang in there, Eric. Maybe tomorrow will go better…

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MountainSalsa says:


  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rob H says:

    Time for a Snickers bar! We all have those days. I love the content, Cheers from Canada!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Mc says:

    poor mr o

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Linda A says:

    Lol , love you two guys together 😍

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MEL says:

    Why don’t people wash their f’ing cars. It’s not that hard and can extend its life.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Herbert says:

    But, always like your honesty.
    Helps people learn a lot.
    And we all have days like that

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Glen Herbert says:

    Well the real reason everyone watches is
    Mrs. O

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raygunna 0-60 says:

    Perfect comparison for the rust belt. Rusty blob 1 and rusty blob 2 😊

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Assassin Dave says:

    Great video dude thank you oh just saying that your wife is hot you are a lucky man????

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cindy Parrish says:

    UR wife is beautiful ,

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Damar Wirawan says:

    Yeap… Even forest can too fell in love with a woman

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars FreeKanal says:

    Nice You got best support there 🙂 great job as always 😛

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Franco says:


  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars whowantstoknow says:

    Keep up the good work Eric!!!