Remove hose bracket from strut assembly bracket. Support knuckle, suspension and brake components before removing strut-to-knuckle bolts.
Remove nut from bolt attaching strut assembly to knuckle.
Use soft faced hammer to tap serrated bolts from knuckle.
Open trunk to access upper strut mount.
Remove carpet from top of strut tower (if required).
Remove rubber dust shield from top of strut tower.
Support strut assembly before removing upper strut mount-to-strut tower retaining nuts.
Remove upper strut mount-to-strut tower retaining nuts. Remove strut assembly from knuckle, and remove from vehicle.
Position Spring Compressor (C-4838) on spring, and compress spring until all load is removed from upper strut mount assembly.
Using Strut Rod Socket (L-4558), remove shaft nut. Use a 10-mm socket on hex of strut shaft to keep shaft from turning.
Remove upper strut mount, and pull spring from strut assembly
Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 8:50 PM