: Strut replacement woes

09-08-09, 07:16 AM
was working on replacing my struts, got one completely out, compressed spring only to find out the UPPER RETAINING NUT and spins freely. Couldn't figure it out so I had to put it all back together. Can anyone advise what to use to lock it down so that it doesn't spin freely?


09-09-09, 12:51 PM
At the top of the strut rod where the retaining nut screws onto there should be a hex style hole at the very top to insert an allen key or hex bit to hold the shaft while you loosen the retaining nut.

09-09-09, 09:48 PM
11mm wrench should hold the very top, while the strut mount nut is something like 18mm