I always start at the top so the bolts go up through the strut tower and place the nuts on them to hold it in place. Then, it usually isn't an issue to get the bottom in place. However, if that isn't working, the only thing I can suggest is to remove the lower ball joint get the strut in place, and then reinstall the ball joint.
If that doesn't work, I need you to take a pic of what you are dealing with and upload it for me to see. Hopefully, I'll see what is happening.
Let me know.
Monday, October 19th, 2020 AT 7:51 PM