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Old December 21st, 2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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I am changing the front struts on my DD. How in the name of all that is holy or unholy can I keep the inner shaft from spinning so that I can remove the top nut? TIA!

and as a side note. If the world around here made a 13/16 box wrench I would not be asking
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Old December 21st, 2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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believe it or not theres a special tool for holding it down the center of a socket while your strut is held in the compressor. I use a pair of very worn out visegrips. they have all the teeth rounded off from years of use. that way the center shaft doesn't get scratched from spinning while held.
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Thanks Yetti. I have tried the vice grips and pipe wrenches but the darn thing just keeps spinning.
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i used channel locks over the bump stop (if yours has one)
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most struts have a flat area where you can put an open end wrench on it. you will have to take the nut loose with a wrench instead of a socket though.

are you using an impact or just a ratchet?
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Thanks for the replies guys. I finally got it. My strut had no place to grab onto it what so ever. Normally I have been able to use a set of vice grips and voila, it spins right off. shoot my axle swap was easer than that thing tonight :miff:
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