Barabbus, et al,
BTW, if you're trying to tighten top of the shock, you have to hold top of the "bolt" securely in order to turn the nut on the "bolt" - if you don't hold the "bolt", all of it turns together. 'Thought my shocks may be loose, too, but it's the sway bar links. Planning to drive mine on 100 mi round trip tomorrow night if it's ready - I'll let you know how it feels and sounds without the squeaking, rattling, etc.
91 350 SDL. 81 300D