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Re: Coupe GT wheel bearing and strut replacement
Just did that job on my 86 4kcsq. Get the right tools for dealing with the
struts. You need a cut open 22mm socket so your 8mm allen wrench
will have access. Also there is a slotted bushing that uses a pin wrench
to remove. If you use anything else you will ruin the bushing.
Once you have the struts off the car take them to a shop with a press and
have them change the bearings for you. You will save a ton of grief for just
a relatively small amount of cash.
Now that you have the suspension that far apart check the tie rod ends & ball
joints. The control arm bushings could also be changed, again save yourself
the grief & have a shop change them.
I replaced all of the above & what a difference. Tight as a new car!
The gasket is cheap, they come in the CV boot kits, should you want
to do that job while everything is apart.
Access to a large bench vice on a heavy bench will make your
life much easier.
> I'm sure lots of q-listers have replaced their front struts and wheel
> I'd appreciate any advice and tips!!
> Mike Bland