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Rear strut tower?! HELP

loyale gl dl strut coilover sleeve tower lower

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#1 LoyaleSmith


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 12:49 PM

How in the bloody hell do I uncover the rear strut towers in my 90 wagon? am trying to remove struts and put on coil sleeves. where the codswalloping codswallop is the magic button that uncovers the tops?

#2 Gloyale


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:22 PM

There isn't one.


First it's already a coilover shock.....not a strut.


the top mount bolts into the inside top of the wheelwell.  Not from inside.

#3 l75eya


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

+1. Raise up the rear end, take the wheel off. Two bolts at the top of the strut, one pinch at the bottom.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:41 AM

I just got done doing mine tonight. The biggest problem is the coil compessor with the little springs for the rear.

#5 LoyaleSmith


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:16 PM

the frustration ended and i figured it out.. felt stupid. never good to make assumptions

#6 Ibreakstuff


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

Hehe, it happens.

For those rear top hat bolts, I use a foot long (or longer) 1/2" socket extension and a breaker bar. It really helps getting at them without denting the fender or bleeding knuckles.

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