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Re: Strut cartridge replacement question

On Mon, 16 Oct 1995, Jeff Wozniak wrote:

> shows that the cap which secures the old shock unit into the strut
> requires a special tool.  The tool is basically like socket except that
> it fits INSIDE the cap (the inside edge of the cap is hexagonal.  The
> manual indicates that this cap is on pretty tight and that the tool is

You're on the right track.  I've heard that the extra-mongo huge size 
Channelocks will work, but I used an old fashioned, big-ol' mutha-sized 
pipe wrench, a little penetrant oil, and a vise.  I might add, there was 
a 3 foot bar on the end of the pipe wrench.  It worked just fine.

BTW, the stuff about needing a special tool to remove the nut that 
secures the strut is a bunch of BS!  All you need is a good 
impact wrench (electric or air powrd) and it will zip the top nuts right 
off without spinning the shaft of the cartridge.

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared