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Kevin Powers Kevin Powers is offline
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put the front end up on jack stands. place your floor jack under the control arm, raise slightly. remove the large nut on top in the front trunk. lower the control arm with the jack and the assem will drop down. spray the big nut on top of the tube with penetrating fluid. a big pipe wrench will remove the large retainning nut on top of the strut tube and the strut cartridge will come out. this can be done with the wheel still on but it's easier with the wheel off. don't forget to torque the lugs when you put it back together. a cartridge rod like kyb's will "pop" back up for easy reinstall, others may need to be pulled up. the threads on an old throttle cable should fit the threads in the top of the rod and you can use this to pull the rod back up through the hole in the top of the wheel well.

Last edited by Kevin Powers; 01-11-2003 at 07:48 AM..
Old 01-11-2003, 07:34 AM
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