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Old 07-08-2014, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default 97 Park Ave Front strut assembly?

Anyone know where i can find front strut assemblys for my 97 PA, cant find them anywhere. Had a guy tell me to get the assemblies for the 98 & cut the upper strut mounts so that they'd fit... But tht ls only a option if i absolutely have to.
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I find that hard to believe.

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I was able to find just the strut, im looking for the "full ready to install assembly" spring already mounted & everything. Cant find it anywhere
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Probably because they are not replaced as an entire assembly. 99% of the time, the spring is reused because it doesn't wear out.


Spring compression tools are fairly cheap these days. I mean, if your tackling this job yourself, surely you can use a compression tool and remove/install the springs yourself.


Either way, you will need to take the car to a shop for realignment afterwards.
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Was trying to avoid doing that, but looks like ill b doing it.. Ok how do i go about getting that upper bolt off? I dont hav any air tools. And which strut would u say would giv a smoother softer ride
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you probably want the monroe one if you want the soft ride. you can get that nut off if you have a strut that has a allen in the top and a big wrench. all the aftermarket ones i have bought had them so you can tighten it down if you dont have a impact wrench.
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and i would do it before i took it out of the car so it holds still, break it loose but not much more than that because it holds the spring pressure
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Think ill tackle this today! Thanks guys!
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let us know how you make out
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