1986 Volvo 740

Suspension problem
1986 Volvo 740 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 248000 miles

I am repairing a strut on a volvo. I am not a mechanic but handy. First, the initial problem is the locking ring has come loose, and I was told to replace the strut.

The instructions state I need to release the steering rod from the steering arm. I am having trouble releasing the steering rod from the steering arm. Is this necessary? It says do not hammer on steering rod end of nut, and a puller might be necessary. What is a puller, and where would I get one?

Any other tips on how to do this job, or links to instructional vids/pics is greatly appreciated.

December 13, 2008.

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