argh!!! Can't get front strut out?!?! 03 zx5 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 02-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
Join Date: Nov 2009
Fan#: 70250
Location: AB, Canada
What I Drive: My wife nuts

Posts: 144
FF Reputation: 1 lbrowne Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
argh!!! Can't get front strut out?!?! 03 zx5

I've done this before but I dunno what the heck I'm doing wrong.

I have the swaybar end link let go, hoses removed from the clips, strut bottom bolt is out, tie rod end is let go...

I can get the knuckle to slide down the strut shaft almost to the bottom of the strut but not quite all the way. It moves freely. Everything I watched for clips etc, the control arm just goes down and you can move the knuckle out of the way. Then let go the three nuts on top of the strut and voila it's out.

I have new LCAs, I wouldn't think that would matter, but I can't see a way to get good leverage to force the control arm even lower. It really seems like the LCA is not pivoting low enough.

GRRRRRRRRRRRR these normally would take me 30 mins a side.

2003 ZX5
2003 Wagon
lbrowne is offline  
    Reply With Quote

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 PM.

Copyright 2002-2014 All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.