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    Posted: 24-July-2013 at 1:04PM
for all those like me the bolts holding the strut bar or what ever they are part of the bracket no matter how hard you try with air gun they wont come off. A little taping on both and presto its out.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psquare75 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-July-2013 at 1:06PM
They are splined, that's why an air gun doesn't help :)
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I learned that the hard way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-July-2013 at 3:25PM
LOL
the 2 bolts that hold the strut rod to the lower control arm?
YUP pressed in and splined.
They punch out with a hammer or air hammer once the nut is off.
 
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So I learned you have to tap each one tap front then back it pops right out.
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Ok is my air wrench not strong enough or is there a trick to getting the nut off the front of the strut bar.
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Use two regular wrenches doubled up to make one super long wrench.
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That's what I though,but my broken chest does not agree.no power,but tourch and fire and air wrench did the trick.Hot rubber hurts like hell when under the car. It will be a hydra codine night to night.
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Yup.  Impact wrench won't do it.  I used a long breaker bar.  Hope you left the other end secured to the control arm, before removing the front nut.  Otherwise the strut bar's just gonna spin.
 
EDIT - Never mind.  Just noticed that you got it.


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