Originally Posted by mr1mrwun
If I put spring compressors on the spring to relieve the tension, will I be able to remove the assembly that way?
If I understand the situation correctly, yes, you need to get the spring compressed. It's the only way to release the tension on the strut since the upper mount can no longer retain the spring. You're going to have to be creative as I expect its going to be difficult removing the strut assembly with the compressors attached. I thinking out loud here so bear with me, you might have to compress the spring, release the lower part of the strut from the knuckle, then undo the center nut and slide the strut out through the spring first, then unbolt the three nuts holding the mount and bearing and remove it.