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Old 05-07-2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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help im stuck

ok, i looked at all the DIY's and still cant get the front shock out from under my car, i unbolted everything but i still cant get enough room to pull the shock out from the holder thing, plz help! thanks

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Old 05-07-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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I assume that the strut is loose in the knuckle,but there isn't enough room to remove it.You might want to remove the 2 bolts that attach the lower control arm bushing to the frame rail.If that fails,then remove the nut on the outer ball joint and separate the knuckle from the control arm. This should give you all the room you need.
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I assume that the strut is loose in the knuckle,but there isn't enough room to remove it.You might want to remove the 2 bolts that attach the lower control arm bushing to the frame rail.If that fails,then remove the nut on the outer ball joint and separate the knuckle from the control arm. This should give you all the room you need.
i cant get the second bold off... fml.
ok so there is one bolt on the control arm that is with the wheel/ axle which i unbolted so is the control arm suppose to be able to come off now?

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Old 05-08-2010, 12:29 AM   #6
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i cant get the second bold off... fml.

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