Front Strut insert replacement

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sat Apr 16 20:58:31 EDT 2005

An impact wrench will spin the strut rod nut right off.  If that's what you
are poorly describing as your problem.


> From: Tdehoff at
> Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 20:36:45 EDT
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Front Strut insert replacement
> I was going to try and replace the front sturt inserts today.  Bentley
> showed it being done without compressing springs and while car stood on
> ground.  
> However I ran into a problem.  There is a screw on cap that  requires a
> special 
> tool #2069, Monroe called their tool K13.  Anyone know  where I can find such
> a tool or is there another way to unscrew the cap?  I  know that you experts
> will have the right tip for me.
> Tom 
> Iowa
> 91 200Q 142K 
> 86 VW synchro 306K
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