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Rear struts on S4; Bentley wrong

According to the service records I got with my '92 S4, the struts were
never changed.  I bought tool 3017A after flipping through the Bentley.

The rears struts are done just like those in front, using an Allen key
to hold the piston rod and taking a box wrench or half-socket to
the piston rod nut.  3017A, aside from being a 17mm socket (when the
nut is 19mm), is configured to hold a pin at the end of the piston rod
shaped like:

So, I ended up buying 3017A for nothing.  (Of course, if I hadn't
bought it, I would have needed it.)


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