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    Top bolt on strut...

    This is loose, just spins. The other side is tight so I don't think it's supposed to be like that.

    How do I tighten it? A wrench won't reach in there and my star isn't long enough to reach thru a socket...



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    Re: Top bolt on strut...

    Are you trying to tighten them?

    Short, quick bursts with an impact gun. Don't just stick the gun on and hammer away - you want to minimize the shaft spinning.

    If you don't like that route, you'll have to buy the specially bent box wrench to fit around the nut and hold the strut shaft with the torx recess.

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    It's suppose to be tight, right?
    I'll try the impact gun, probably should wait a bit to turn on the compressor, lol. Gotta run to get an e-test right quick anyway

    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Top bolt on strut...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewsdeville
    Short, quick bursts with an impact gun.
    Worked like a charm! Thanks!

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    Re: Top bolt on strut...

    try again... sorry about that
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