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To remove the strut assembly on your I30, perform the following.
Support transverse link to remove tension from strut mount nuts and bolts.
Remove upper and lower strut mount nuts and bolts.
Do NOT remove pistion rod lock nut at this time.
Remove strut assembly.
Clamp strut in vise, using Vise Attachment (ST35652000). Loosen, but DO NOT remove, piston rod lock nut.
Compress coil spring with Spring Compressor (HT71780000).
Remove piston rod lock nut.
Remove coil spring.
Be careful to install spring correctly. Top end is flat.
Install upper spring seat with notch facing outer side of vehicle.
Install piston rod lock nut and tighten to 44 - 55 Ft. Lbs. (59 - 74 Nm)
To install, reverse removal pocedure.
If you need further assistance with this procedure, just let me know.
Hope this helps.
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Saturday, January 10th, 2009 AT 3:42 PM