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Old 02-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
In the arms there is a hole to get a big pry bar in to pull it down. Did you install the strut looseley in the strut tower 1st? Get the 3 struds thru the strut mount holes at the top & get one stud bolt & thread it 3 or turns just to hold it up there loosely so you can line up the strut into the spindle. Get another pry bar to open up the pynsers= the slot on the inside of the spindle to make it easier to slide the strut down if nessary.
Yeah I got the bottom pinch bolt out - the strut moves in the knuckle easy just can't get control arm low enough to clear bottom of strut. I'll try the prybar. thnx

*edit: I haven't got the old one out yet - just got home and going to try the prybar. (I seen that you were saying how to install the new one) Cheers
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