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Old 10-07-2015, 06:10 AM
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I started removing the left front strut, I have everything but the top off but I don't understand how it comes apart. The strut bolt coming through the spring tower has a hex slot and a 17mm nut. Is it safe to remove that nut? or will the spring decompress?
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:06 PM
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The spring is under tension so a spring compressor should be used to prevent it from de compressing.

According to this DIY there is not a lot of tension so you don't need a compressor.


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