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Angry Trouble replacing rear shocks

Ok, so I am trying to change my rear shocks (2007 Murano) but got defeated by the top mounting nuts. There is no socket size that seems to fit. 14mm seems close, but won't go all the way on and doesn't grip well. 15mm is clearly too big. I'm at a loss here. Anyone have the right size or other advice?

After six years, these nuts seem really stuck.
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9/16?

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If metric won't go, use SAE. Some sizes are interchangeable. To do your own work today, you need both tool sets.

Sometimes it helps to be able to swap between 6-point and 12-point sockets, too.

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Whenever working on car suspension things usually goes easier if you do the following:

Use penetrating fluid on those big bolts and nuts the night before doing the job. Some WD40 atleast.

Use 1/2" socket and breaker bar instead of the 3/8" ones for better leverage. Pipe extension may help as well but be careful in handling it.

Use an impact wrench if you have it.

Japanese cars uses metric....I would stick with the metric. 14mm. Try both 6 and 12 point socket.

Good luck.
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