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#1 NewKens1

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:53 AM

When I was rotating the tires I saw that one of the rear struts was leaking. Is this a job for a DIYer.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:05 AM

When I was rotating the tires I saw that one of the rear struts was leaking. Is this a job for a DIYer.

Ernie


Depends on what you have and how mechanical you are... I am planning on swapping all 4 out on my Impreza this weekend

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:57 AM

getting them out of the car isn't really a problem. however you need a strut spring compressor to disassemble the strut because the replacement is just the strut and not the spring or anything.

if you get them out, most shops only charge a couple bucks to swap out the rest.

the shop where i work charges $15 a piece i think.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:08 PM

I'm soory that I did not mention that I have a '99 OBW. I am fairly mechanical and most of my own work. The left rear strut is leaking. The local autoparts store will loan me the spring compressor tool.

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#5 86ruguy

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:59 PM

shouldn't take more than a couple hours then.

good luck:grin:




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