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Re: 4kq rear strut removal PITA, help!

From: James Marriott <marriott@lesbois.com>

>One of my rear struts is stripped at the top (the Allen socket). I tried
>Vise Grips on the strut shaft, but the surface is too hard for them to
>get a grip.

>Any ideas . . .

This happened to me with an old Passat.  I used two vice grips which I hung 
onto and a friend had a go at the 22mm nut.  It worked.

1984 Audi 80 quattro
1989 Audi 100 Avant