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Re: Replacing Shocks on 200T

>> To: pgt; QUATTRO
>> Subject: Re: Replacing Shocks on 200T
>> Date: Friday, March 24, 1995 7:59AM
>> > 1. Is a special tool needed to remove the cap at the top of the strut
>> > which holds the shock in?
>> I've always used a large pair of Channelocks.  There IS a special tool 
>> will allow you to replace the shocks WITHOUT removing the struts from the
>> car but unless you can borrow one from a dealer or shop, I'm not sure 
>> cost-effective for a one-time job.
So, the special tool is only needed if you are replacing the shocks without 
taking the struts off the car, right?

>> Lastly, if you do end up taking the
>> struts apart, make sure you have a decent spring compressor ... my cheapo
>> one makes the job MUCH more difficult (HINT: clamp a Vise grip alongside
>> each of the compressors to keep them from sliding around to one side of 
>> spring).

Good advice for safety's sake. For years I had the cheapo one and recently 
bought a good one. It is not expensive and much safer.

Thanks for the help