Originally Posted by 'Flagger
By "locks" do you mean the split flat plate that some shocks have under the spring seat? This shock doesn't have those. See the pictures for reference.
I saw that. Was thinking it might be under the spring. What are the chances the spring is compressed from the factory while being assembled internally? Thats looking like the second way this is coming apart. Try AutoZone for a spring compressor or harbor freight for a cheap one.