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Re: Rear suspension on 89 200T

Rahul Singh <rst@icsl.ucla.edu> wrote:

I have just removed the rear
strut from my 89 200T.  And I have the strut assembly sitting on
living room floor mocking me. The problem is that I can't remove
top nut that holds the old cartridge in the strut spring.  When I
try to
loosen the nut the entire shaft of the cartridge moves.  Looking
at the
Bentley manuals, it says that I need to use some special tool.
You do. You need to hold the shaft while turning the top nut.
Your only bet is a high torque air impact gun. But then again,
how are you gonna torque the nut back to the set value after you
replace the shock?

I would
like to try to avoid having by that tool since I am thinking it
will be
expensive and a pain to get.  So any help or suggestions would
greatly be appreciated.
Pep Toys has an inexpensive shock removal tool (by Leslie) that
should work.
Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ -- nothing to declare
Philadelphia, PA