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Re: Installing front struts...

In a message dated 95-12-12 19:03:41 EST, you write:

>withdrawl and replacement from the strut housing, while the vehicle is on
>ground, without removing the entire strut assembly.
>The second method seems tooooo easy, what's the catch? A mechanic friend
>(U.S. cars) claims that without removing the entire strut, the cartridge may
>not be installed correctly, cause it should be "pressed in".
>This will be my first shot at this, and I want to do it without finding out
>things the hard way. Any opinions on the "right" way?

The catch is that you need to buy the tool.....  I had one of two blown at a
shop ready to do an alignment, I came up and replaced both in 9 minutes