Mechanics

REAR STRUT REPLACEMENT

1991 Subaru Loyale

Suspension problem
1991 Subaru Loyale 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles

Need to replace the rear struts. I can see how to do it from the repair guide on Autozone, but unsure about how or when to deal with the springs.
At what point do I compress the springs to remove the struts?
After I take off the top bolts? These are in the wheel well.

Any guidance is appreciated
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Goad
July 6, 2010.



After removing the upper and lower mounting bolts the strut should come out. Then you use a coil spring compressor to compress the spring and remove