|12-18-2012 06:03 PM|
Oh yeah the pics of what I was referring to:
|12-18-2012 05:51 PM|
|mr1mrwun||Got it done just now but managed to snap my outer tie rod end bolt. So it's back to advance auto lol. Thanks for the help guys.|
|12-17-2012 05:49 AM|
|mr1mrwun||Okay thanks you guys. Hope I can get this done today after work. I will take and post picks for future reference.|
|12-16-2012 10:29 PM|
|12-16-2012 09:57 PM|
Okay to clear things up.......
The center strut mounting plate has been stripped out. The strut itself is flopping loose around inside the SPRING with the car's weight off the WHOLE ASSEMBLY. When I tried earlier to remove. The tension from the spring would not let the assembly come loose from the steering knuckle.
If I put spring compressors on the spring to relieve the tension, will I be able to remove the assembly that way?
|12-16-2012 09:23 PM|
|Geezer||It's unclear to me what you are trying to do. To remove the strut assembly you must remove the three top mount nuts first. You do not remove the center strut shaft nut until the whole assembly (strut, spring, mount and bearing) has been removed fully assembled. Removing the center nut while the strut is still installed is a recipe for disaster.|
|12-16-2012 08:50 PM|
|mk2dubvr||Taking the axle out makes the job easier. It gives the steering knuckle somewhere to drop down and everything should fall apart from there.|
|12-16-2012 07:29 PM|
|TerryB||Can you take a picture ? My brain's not cooperating. LOL|
|12-16-2012 07:15 PM|
|mr1mrwun||No talking about the tension from the spring being that my top mount is screwed. When I went under there earlier the tension wouldn't let me get the strut out from the steering knuckle.|
|12-16-2012 06:54 PM|
|TerryB||Are asking about the 3 13mm bolts ? If so, I used pliers to hold the stud and turned the bolt with a wrench.|
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