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Rear strut replacement with a broken strut!
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:31 PM
I need to replace the strut (duh) and if I try to unbolt this thing as an assembly, I think the spring might go flying. I guess I could see if I can get a spring compressor on it while the hub is resting on a jack... has anyone run into this problem, and if so, how did you work around it?
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:39 PM
If so, don't worry about compressing it, just jack up the car and it will reach it's max extension without flying out.
Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:55 PM
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:00 PM
Thanks for the advice!
Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:07 PM
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 08:02 PM
I installed KYBs. The old spring was just fine. I think the strut which failed was OEM...'98 with 200+K miles on it- the tube was incredibly badly rusted- never seen anything like it before, even on older cars than this.
Enjoy the KYBs. A great strut at a reasonable price. KYBs are what I always install.
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