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Old 04-28-2000, 05:45 PM   #1
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Angry GETTIN TOP STRUT BOLT OFF.. NEED HELP

I am having trouble gettin the top strut bolt.. off the strut rod just moves and the bolt goes no where.. ive tried with two people and am having no luck.. used a lil liquid wrench.. then some more help from a friend, and no luck at all... can anyone tell me how to get it off..

ok thanks..
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Old 04-28-2000, 06:37 PM   #2
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So is the shaft of the strut rotating when you try to loosen the bolt? If so I would say try using pliers on the shaft (that would mean you wouldn't be able to reuse them) and try taking the bolt off.
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Old 04-28-2000, 07:11 PM   #3
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yea.. it rotates.... but i dont want to take the chance of ruinin the strut and not bein able to get the bolt off. i dont want to be left stranded.. if i have to reinstall the assembly again and take it to a shop then that what ill have to do.. but while its off.. i'd like to try to get the bolt off..
so if you got any other suggestions that be great
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Old 04-28-2000, 07:19 PM   #4
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Um.......you can wrap a towel around the shaft so you wont scratch it. There is also a tool that you can buy, it is a wrench but uses a cloth strap. They sell it at home stores.
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Old 04-29-2000, 12:00 AM   #5
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if it's out, I've used a socket, channel-lock pliers and the appropriate allen wrench with the unit in a vise. loosen the nut b4 you compress the spring. like your wheels it's easier while it's still on the car -- stick it back in if you have to.

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Old 04-29-2000, 02:55 AM   #6
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yup thats waht i did bg5.. it was way easier.. i backed it off then pulled it out of the wheel well and then undid the bolt..
thanks guys.. but now since i got the 91 and matt was wrong about the suspension pieces to get.. i have to get the mounts that go into the body, for a 93 legacy. I wonder how much they run.. Teague how much for a set of two used? i can get them from my dealer for around 120 each. if you got em i would love to buyyyy..... ok thanks for all the help.

later mark
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