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Replacing Rear Struts


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#1 loyalwithcheese

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:51 PM

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How hard is it to replace rear struts on a 93' loyale wagon?

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#2 calebz

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:54 PM

Not hard at all.. 2 bolts on top. One on the bottom.. top ones are 17 mm.. can't remember what the bottom one is.. very easy if you are swapping the whole thing at once.. harder if you have to transfer the spring from one strut to the next, you will need a spring compressor for that.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 02:58 PM

It's a good idea to soak the top ones in PB blaster for a few days before pulling them. Every one I've pulled has been a royal pain to loosen. Took all my strength on a breaker bar, all the way up until the bolt dropped out of the hole.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 06:12 PM

easiest with compressed air and a big 1/2 inch impact gun - man i miss working at a shop.

you wont have to compress the springs in the rear, ive done plenty of these on loyale cars and never had to pull a compressor out, theres just not enough tension in the rear...just unbolt the top, remove and replace.

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 07:49 PM

Little FYI- Honda accord springs will give you a couple of inches of lift if you use their rear springs in the subaru assembly...

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Posted 13 November 2003 - 08:34 PM

Originally posted by Dennis ex24

you wont have to compress the springs in the rear, ive done plenty of these on loyale cars and never had to pull a compressor out, theres just not enough tension in the rear...just unbolt the top, remove and replace.

enjoy



Wow dennis, I'm going to have you come over and o mine next time I need them done.. the past 2 times I have done it, there was more than enough pressure to put an eye out without a spring compressor(keep in mind I am referring to removing the springs from the strut.. I know you know that dennis, but I didn't want to confuse anyone)

#7 subynut

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 12:10 AM

Pardon my post jacking, but I'd REALLY like to know.:brow:

Originally posted by StormTrooper
Little FYI- Honda accord springs will give you a couple of inches of lift if you use their rear springs in the subaru assembly...


What years, model, etc?
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And now, back to your regularly scheduled thread........:bday:

#8 91Sub

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 04:39 PM

:-\so spring compressor... yes or no? I have to do mine, 92 loyale wagon tomorrow, and need it to go smoothly.




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