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Old 08-24-2007, 09:21 AM   #21
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That article REALLY helps actually, I didn't know where a lot of these parts were and Haynes' pictures are terrible, can't see crap... So I'm going to do this tomorrow (GULP) and I want to make sure I have everything before I take my car apart-

strut mount
strut
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my tool kit, which so far has been decently inclusive
bravery. haha.

and this may sound silly, but is there someone I can call if I'm in a pickle? My internet'* very sketchy so I don't want to rely on posts if something goes wrong. Cause I would be really stuck if this didn't go well...
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I'll be around..

PM on the way.

BTW..when are you growing muscles? Those lower bolts can be rough.
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X2 on the bolts.


Look what i did to a Big 1/2" breaker bar trying to get mine off.



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Rachel:
I have to ask the question:

Is it possible this is merely a rear bearing issue? I had an Integra with a wheel that tilted like that (not quite as severe) It was the bearing.

Just a hopeful thought, good luck!

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I think if it was the wheel bearing and it looked like that it would have fell off by now.
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Yes, if you could get your rear end in the air, remove the wheel, and take some pics, it would help alot.
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Well, I got the strut out, but I can't figure out how to get the mount off of the strut, because it has some give and it twists. I just can NOT get that top bolt off the mount. Is there some trick I should know? I sprayed it with TONS of PB blaster to no avail :(
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Well, I got the strut out, but I can't figure out how to get the mount off of the strut, because it has some give and it twists. I just can NOT get that top bolt off the mount. Is there some trick I should know? I sprayed it with TONS of PB blaster to no avail :(
Do you know anyone with air Tools? They come in really handy for this...

If you have a new rear strut and are not worried about harming the old one, you might be able to attach Vice Grips to the shaft, might get better bite with a towel wrapped around the shaft with the Vice Grips biting into the towel/shaft..

Also if you look at the top of the shaft where the nut is, there may be a recess in there for an Allen wrench...

Not sure how much this will help you, but I hope it will give you some direction in removing the strut mount...

also is the strurt mount cracked up or broken?

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no, it doesn't seem to be damaged in any way other than cruddy lookin'... and yeah I don't know anyone with air tools, nor do I have a vice... I'm screwed aren't I...
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After looking at that pic, and after what Racheal said about the mount a few posts back, I am wondering if maybe just the camber bolts just came loose. How easy were those two bolts to come off of the bearing knuckle?
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