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Re: Removing Strut in 4kq
Michael Williams <email@example.com>
> Hey all, i as just wondering how i would go about removing the strut
> assembly from the car. At least just the top nut. I dont have any of
> the special tools, so if you guys can give me some sort of MacGuyver way,
> i would appreciate it. Thanks.
I have the same problem, only there's a very little bit of rust involved.
The top of the strut is the stupid blade (double-D) style, and not the
allen-wrench style. I even jacked up the double-D a little bit trying to
improvise. Penetrating oil ain't worth a darn, 'coz of the nylock nut at
the top not letting it do it's job.
This was to get the struts out of my 4ksq to use in my Coupe until I got
some new good ones later. I gave up and bought good ones then, and the
strut is still in the 4ksq.
The tool was like $50 bucks (you had to buy a little set to get the right
one) for my application (same cost as a new cheap strut).
For me, I'm gonna wait until I get it running. Then I'll have someone
with an impact bust it off (if that'll work). If that doesn't work, then
I'll cut the damn shaft off and put a set of SPAX' in.
p.s. Is it allen-style or double-D?