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Old 01-04-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question help

any one know how to get the back struts out of an 06? what do u need to hold the strut shaft still and keep it from spinning? please help.


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you'll need an adjustable wrench to hold the shaft in the center and then i think its a 10 or 11mm nut...

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you'll need an adjustable wrench to hold the shaft in the center and then i think its a 10 or 11mm nut...

*moved to suspension*
To expand on honhon's response. On the shaft just above the top mounting nut, there are two flat areas ground into the shaft. Put a small open end wrench (I think its like 8mm or so) an adjustable end wrench as honhon suggested or even some vise grips. Then use the larger open end wrench to remove the larger nut on the shaft. There are some pictures on Focus Hacks.

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thanx guys. gottem off and agx's installed. time for the front. ill let ya know how it goes.
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Hey I gotta question im installing my roush rear shocks on mon. how hard was it for you to take off the bottom bolt on your shock. Was it fuzed or did it just take allot of muscle?
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It's a fair size bolt and has a little extra torque on it but its removable with hand tools. A longer breaker bar versus a ratchet would help apply a little more torque. As you're in the rust belt, apply some PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench rust remover to help free them up. Applying liberally the day before bolt removal would be best.
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