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Old 01-06-2001, 11:50 AM   #1
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Unhappy Rear Strut top stud replacement [Q]

While attempting to install a rear strut tower bar a local RS owner snapped one of the delicate top studs. The thing is, he did it while taking the nut off not putting it back on. I thought that was an odd thing to happen but be that as it may, I want to help him fix it so I was wondering how hard it was to get the stud out of there and what others have done in this situation. I have no problems removing the strut to get to the stud. Do I have to disassemble the strut to remove the stud? I forget what the whole thing looks like. I was hoping to only have to take the strut out and have enough room to knock out the broken stud and replace it. I fear this may be wishful thinking though.


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Old 01-06-2001, 09:37 PM   #2
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I also broke one of my stud bolts off. I just took the top hat and put it in a vise and hammered the broken bolt through. You can buy these special type of bolts but I just decided to find a bolt with the right thread and height and just spot weld it into place.
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Old 01-07-2001, 12:23 AM   #3
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I did the same thing.

Subaru threads their bolts in there so they won't drop when you take the nut off. Going Home Depot will result in some problems if you take the nut off; the bolt will fall through and land safe and sound on the strut.

You need to get a strut from a wrecked Subaru. I went to Dale Teague to get mine fixed; if you call him, I'm sure he'll send you an extra, and then all you have to do is cut the brake clip, remove the strut, and rethread the bolt.
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