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removing_the_front_suspension_strut [2007/02/07 00:44]
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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.+Jack the car up and remove the front road wheels.
  
-Firstly you need to remove ​the driveshafts. Loosen ​the hub nut by relieving the staking and using 30mm socket and a breakers bar, you will need to hold the hub in place whilst you do this to stop it rotating.+Drain the [[gearbox oil]] using the drain plug as precautionary measure.
  
-Now undo the nut on the track rod end / steering arm and use ball joint seperator ​to disengage ​the two+Firstly you need to remove ​the [[driveshafts]]. Loosen the [[hub nut]] by relieving ​the staking ​and using 30mm socket and a breakers bar, you will need to hold the hub in place whilst you do this to stop it rotating.
  
-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.+Now undo the nut on the [[track rod end]] / [[steering arm]] and use a [[ball joint]] seperator to disengage ​the two.
  
-Now lever the lower arm downwards gently allowing the pin on the ball joint to seperate from the clamp+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.
  
-Loosen ​the two bolts slightly ​on either side of the strut top+Now lever the lower arm downwards gently allowing the pin on the ball joint to seperate from the clamp.
  
-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)+Loosen ​the two bolts slightly on either side of the strut top.
  
-Now get an assistant ​to support ​the strut and remove ​the strut top nuts fully, now withdraw ​the strut from beneath ​the vehicle.+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).
  
-Re-fitting is a reversal of removal but new nuts should be used for the track rod end ball joint and lower arm clamp+Now get an assistant to support ​the strut and remove the strut top nuts fully, and withdraw the whole strut from beneath the vehicle.
  
-NB: When tightening the Strut top nuts remember to use the correct torque wrench setting as these are easily broken+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.
removing_the_front_suspension_strut.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/18 20:27 (external edit)