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-===== Front Strut Removal ===== 
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-Jack the car up and remove the front road wheels. Drain the gearbox oil using the drain plug as a precautionary measure. ​ 
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-Firstly you need to remove the driveshafts. Loosen the hub nut by relieving the staking and using a 30mm socket and a breakers bar, you will need to hold the hub in place whilst you do this to stop it rotating. ​ 
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-Now undo the nut on the track rod end / steering arm and use a ball joint seperator to disengage the two  
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-remove the lower ball joint clamp bolt, note which way round it is fitted and then open up the clamp slightly with a screwdriver or other suitable lever. ​ 
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-Now lever the lower arm downwards gently allowing the pin on the ball joint to seperate from the clamp  
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-Loosen the two bolts slightly on either side of the strut top  
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-You should now be able to pull the strut outwards and off the driveshaft splines (you may need to apply pressure to the end of the shaft to free it)  
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-Now get an assistant to support the strut and remove the strut top nuts fully, now withdraw the strut from beneath the vehicle. ​ 
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-Re-fitting is a reversal of removal but new nuts should be used for the track rod end ball joint and lower arm clamp  
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-NB: When tightening the Strut top nuts remember to use the correct torque wrench setting as these are easily broken ​ 
  
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