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Old 09-01-2006, 03:50 PM   #11
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you can actually do this yourself without removing the struts (bottom part). No need for an alignment. just the cost of the bearing kit and the small spring compression kit.
I'd like to see you try w/o removing the strut.
remove top strut nuts, lift vehicle by front frame, allow wheel/strut assembly to fall out of top frame. Using a hook/bolt spring compressor kit, remove top mount assembly and replace. Reverse directions for assembly.
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you can actually do this yourself without removing the struts (bottom part). No need for an alignment. just the cost of the bearing kit and the small spring compression kit.
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yup when i changed struts the top should come down far enuff to change the barring. and will not need an alinment

Also if you have a Advanced Auto Parts by you, you can rent a Spring compression kit.
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Well I NEED an alignment because the steering wheel is lopped 35 degrees to the left if I want to drive straight. Its been getting worse these past 8 months.

If there was directions online or if I could see a few pictures so I can prepare myself, id love to do it with my dad.
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