Strut tops

jtrally

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Feb 7, 2012
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Hi, I'm having trouble getting the top off my struts as I want to change inserts and springs, I just cant get one side off so would anybody have any hints on how to undo the top nut? When I turn it the whole spring moves so we jammed the spring in a vice and still no go.
 

jondee86

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Jul 14, 2007
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Nip the strut top in the vice, and then crack the nut. The top slots
onto a couple of flats on the spear, and you can get a turn or two on
the nut before the spring pushes the top off the flats. If you do your
spring compressors up enough to take all the pressure off the top,
you can hold it down on the spear to stop it turning while you take
the nut right off (only works with gas pressurised inserts).

Cheers... jondee86