2002 Ford Focus pinch bold

Tiny
BIG_T_20022003
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  • 2002 FORD FOCUS
Suspension problem
2002 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

i am trying to get my front strut off and I cant get the pinch bolt out I tryed a air pach wrench but it didnt work is there a trick that will work to get it out
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 12:43 PM

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Tiny
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The pinch bolt its just supposed to loosen up - unpinch the strut.

Its not supposed to come out, if you want it out youll have to pound it out witha hammer.
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Saturday, September 20th, 2008 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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It wont ever losen up
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Sunday, September 21st, 2008 AT 12:59 AM
Tiny
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Cant loosen the nut up? Or is the nut off just the pinch isnt loosening up?
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Monday, September 22nd, 2008 AT 9:23 PM
Tiny
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There is no nut just a bolt
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Hers a pic


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/66751_strut_1.jpg

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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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If all else fails try a spot of heat, dont heat the steering knuckles too much oryoull damage um.

When reattaching be sure not to overtorque it or youll bend the steering knuckle
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 AT 6:56 PM

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