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Old 11-22-2006, 07:13 PM
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is there an easy way to tighten up the top screw of a strut with out the srtut turning???ive tried holding it but the strut keeps moving...i even tried holding the rod with channel locks and it still moves...its also leaving groves in the rod...what do i do?
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:15 PM
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i used a real long screw driver in the top of the strut where it is slotted and a wrench.
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:16 PM
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typically there is either a hex head on the piston rod for the strut, or even a groove.... take another good look, maybe a picture or two.. and figure it out
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:16 PM
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there isnt a slot in these struts though?
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:20 PM
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how about you take another look... and post a picture
your probably overlooking something like most people do
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:22 PM
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if you use an air gun you wont need to hold it
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:32 AM
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if you use an air gun you wont need to hold it
+1 use an impact wrech! easiest and quickest way.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:49 AM
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thanks guys i got it...and the springs look great
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:59 AM
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nice oh yeah, and...

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Old 11-23-2006, 01:25 AM
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ill get pics up soon hmmmmmm.....maybe i need to take a quick trip to a spot and take some....i wanna keep this thread alive...but im really tired and want to go to sleep...hmmmmmmmmmmmmm..
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