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Old 12-07-2008, 09:56 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Paul180 View Post
Just want to make sure that the swaybar endlink is also disconnected. Second, back the bolt out completely, since there are threads on both sides, it is still applying pressure. Make sure that you are supporting the control arm when it does finally come out.

Yes, the swaybar endlink is disconnected. Also the pinch bolt is threaded on the opposite side only (I tripple checked that one). Besides, the pinch bolt is non-issue, the strut is loose, just that it doesn't have enough clearance to wiggle out.
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