Originally Posted by swebster
Crawled under there last night to take a better look. Its broken at the top mount (starboard side). The mount itself is rivited to the frame and is fine. Looks like the mounting bolt broke off. The left shock has the same aged "patina" is the right so I'm sure this is worthless too.
Spotted Bilstein shocks on ebay at a good price so thought I would check my old ones, picked on passenger side front, pulled the bolt from the bottom, pushed and pulled and shock has tension, BUT the top mount was loose. took an adjustable wrench on the shaft and a 15/16 socket with extension solved that problem and discovered the bottom bolt wouldn't go back in hole, had to make a point on the bolt to help it find the hole. Sure glad to be doing it in the backyard rather than on the road at a truck stop. Price for repair 0.