Originally Posted by willwren
Oops. I was confused with that 'front top of engine' comment.
No trick to the back at all. Just jam your arm down there. I don't even remove the strut bar. If you DO remove the strut bar, but the nuts back on the struts and don't move the car until the bar is put back, unless you want to get a front end alignment done.
If you take the strut bar off by removing the bolts that hold the actual bar I would think you would be fine. I wouldn't suggest removing the bolts on the actual strut.
I found removing the strut bar makes the spark plug job WAY easier. Increases access to the rear plugs ten fold.