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    Rush RP3 stuck down

    This is my first post, but I've been hanging around for a while.

    Last November I bought a used '06 Rush 1000. It has the Fox RP3 that is succeptible to being stuck down. I went for a ride Saturday and the shock gets stuck down. I'm tempted to just get it PUSHed now, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any other/better options.

    thanks

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    How far down does it get stuck?

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    Post your UBER V !!!!!!!!!!!

    scroll down that page a bit.

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    It's stuck with only about an inch of travel left.

    Thanks for linking me to that other thread ryguy79. I'm not sure how comfortable I'd be with breaking into the shock, but that thread gives me something to consider.

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    From the Fox web-site


    "STUCK DOWN" SHOCK PROCEDURE

    Under certain circumstances, a FLOAT or DHX AIR shock can become "stuck down.” If your FLOAT or DHX AIR shock has not returned to its original neutral length (eye-to-eye position), DO NOT attempt to disassemble the outer air sleeve or any other part of the shock. Air has become trapped in the air negative chamber and can cause serious injury if the shock is disassembled. This condition is known as “stuck down.”

    If your shock is “stuck down,” immediately return it to FOX Racing Shox or an Authorized Service Center for service.

    Procedure to check for a "stuck down" shock:
    Release air pressure from the shock by removing the air cap and depressing the Schrader valve. You can use the top of the air cap to press in the Schrader valve.

    Using a FOX Racing Shox High Pressure Pump, pressurize the shock to 250 psi.

    If the shock does not extend, it is “stuck down.”

    Contact FOX Racing Shox or an Authorized Service Center to obtain repair/service information.

    Do not attempt to pull apart, open, disassemble or service a shock that is stuck down. Serious or fatal injuries can result. Contact FOX Racing Shox or an Authorized Service Center for assistance.

    The Air Sleeve Maintenance procedure contains detailed information on clearing a stuck down shock. When working on an air shock, always assume that it is stuck down before taking it apart for service.

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    Pulled mine apart yesterday with no problems at all.

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    My dust seal came out of the shock. The only easy way to get it back on was to pull the air sleve off. Now at the risk of exposing my ride, it was a triade, but the basics for most fox airshocks are similar.

    I let the pressure out and cycled it a few times to reduce the negative pressure and let out any remaining air. Then remove it from the frame.

    Next I clamped the eye in the vice (use wood shims to protect the eye surface) and unscrewed the air chamber.

    I removed the air body and re-installed the dust seal, relubed, and reinstalled the body.

    Now there is a little negative pressure and it took a little effort to line up the threads. Take your time and make sure the threads line up and using only hand force tighten the body.

    Re-install the shock and pump up the shock to the appropriate pressure. You should be good to go.

    Be sure to Google it. There is TONS of directions and videos showing you how. The first time is the scariest, but it should not be any scarier than installing tubeless tires.

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