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Old 14 Apr 2012, 03:35 pm
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Default front strut replacement

So I got my front driver side strut off, i have put together the new blue tokico together with an Eibach spring, but now i cant get the steering knuckle to line up. the strut is about 1" lower then the holes on the knuckle. What now?
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Old 14 Apr 2012, 05:13 pm
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Default Re: front strut replacement

With the 3 top strut mount bolts loose, I had to tilt the rotor out to line up the bottom bolt. Once you get that one in, the upper lines up.

If that doesn't work, you can try what my mechanic did and use a pry bar to pull the knuckle down a bit.
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Old 14 Apr 2012, 05:21 pm
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With the 3 top strut mount bolts loose, I had to tilt the rotor out to line up the bottom bolt. Once you get that one in, the upper lines up.

If that doesn't work, you can try what my mechanic did and use a pry bar to pull the knuckle down a bit.
Or unhook the sway bar. But just have to hook it back though. I usuly do it like the above suggestion.
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Default Re: front strut replacement

Thanks guys, turns out its a lot easier if you jack both wheels off the ground! feel like a complete Noob!
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