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littlebigbar

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Posted: 05/14/07 11:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've searched the forums but can't find this info, although I recall a recent posting on this issue. Plus I'm still waiting for a direct response from Rancho so thought I'd see if anyone here has solved a similar problem in the meantime.

One of my Rancho adjustable shocks will only go as high as 6 (it was working fine a few months ago). I haven't put a wrench to it as I don't want to force it. I do notice two screws holding the knob onto the main shock. Can this be removed to lubricate/disassemble the adjuster without a) destroying the shock or b) removing the entire shock to fix.

Has anyone solved a similar problem? Thanks in advance.


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Posted: 05/14/07 11:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Happened to a friend, he got lucky and WD40 got it loose. Might work for you.


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Posted: 05/14/07 12:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Those screws are easily removed for lubrication.

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Posted: 05/14/07 12:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

littlebigbar wrote:

I do notice two screws holding the knob onto the main shock. Can this be removed to lubricate/disassemble the adjuster without a) destroying the shock or b) removing the entire shock to fix.


Yes, you can easily remove the two allen screws and remove the adjuster.

The reason they stick is the piston behind the adjuster lockes up from rust or what ever. Sometime you can free them up. Sometimes you will have to replace the whole shock. Rancho's have a lifetime warranty if you kept the receipt.

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Posted: 05/14/07 12:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a similar problem and mine are they are only two months old. It's only the front ones that are hard to adjust because of the coil spring over them.


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Posted: 05/14/07 12:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep take the two screws and wash the debris out with wd-40. Mine had some serious gunk in them right out of the box but after cleaning the knobs worked good. I now have them on air and the control is way better than the knobs.

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Posted: 05/14/07 02:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all for your replies. I am working on them now and will reply back shortly on A DIFFERENT THREAD.

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I had this problem on my old '01 3500, after 2 years the rears wouldn't go past 7 which was fine since that's where I used them most the time but in the last year I had the truck the passenger side rear would not go beyond 6. Not sure if I ever had that issue in front since I never tried to go beyond 5 up front.

Rancho adjustability is great but they corrode like crazy. After only 2 years the Ranchos on my '01 Chevy 3500 looked worse than the 10 year old Bilsteins on my '94 1500 which is fine since appearance doesn't matter too much for a shock but the knobs getting stuck is a different story. I may try to cover the knobs with some old bike tubes for the coming winter season on my new 2500HD.


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Posted: 05/14/07 02:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slideindad--- that is a really good idea, I might try that myself.
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