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Old 06-16-2006, 11:44 AM   #11
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This is at Bill'* house. I am using his floor jack handle over a breaker bar to spin the bolts to start. Note the can of PB blaster nearby. Use it generously. Neither the 90 or the 93 had splined bolts but they were almost fused with rust. Once they were able to turn all the way around, I used the air chisel to pop 'em out.

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I am beginning to remember why Bill does not do struts.
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In FL without the salt this is not an issue... we only see this issues when the cars come from a salt state...LOL


Bandit, mark the relation of the strut to knuckle so that when you install the new struts you will have the alignment close to the proper setting so you do not rip the tires to shreads on the way to the alignment shop

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Old 06-16-2006, 02:44 PM   #14
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In FL without the salt this is not an issue... we only see this issues when the cars come from a salt state...LOL


Bandit, mark the relation of the strut to knuckle so that when you install the new struts you will have the alignment close to the proper setting so you do not rip the tires to shreads on the way to the alignment shop
Jr, will do, ill make sure i mark it with paint and a screw drive...


-Thanks! guys for the info and help, always when i do something bigger like this i like to dubble check befor diveing into it
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Go them on.. only took like 2 1/2 hours.. wasn't too bad.

new ones feel alot better, , bit now th front sits just alittle higher now so now i need to get new springs and struts for the back.


i did have to use a LONG pipe with a braker bar to get the bolts cracked loos thow

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