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hi,


im putting on lowering springs on my 9-5 and the fronts are done and now time for the rear. well im stuck. i cant get the lower strut bolt out. its the really big 21mm one. it is STUCK. i have an impact gun that is good for 220 ft lbs and its not even budging. i dont know what to do next. i tried PB Blaster to loosen rust but still nothing.

just wanted to see if anyone here had any ideas?
 

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someone said you can put a torque wrench on it and push it up with a jack. the weight of the car should be enough to loosen it up.
 

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i got it out.


but now i cant get the nut off of the top of the strut so i can get the spring out. its really rusted and the impact gun doesn't get it off.

the whole shaft spins. how can i get the shaft to stop spinning? i tried using vice grips and an open ended socket but it keeps slipping.

is there any other way?
 

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no it sucked.


i had to grind out the nut and bushing and i have to now order new parts and a new damper/buy a used one.

ofcourse the last one was the pain in the ass
 

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which damper was it? I just replaced all of mine so I have my aero dampers just sitting in a box. you can have them if you want, one has a leak, i just don't know which one.
 

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rear passenger damper.

its so messed up. i grinded everything off hoping to ghetto rig it but no luck.

can you meet up? i will drive to you tmrw if you wanted. im desperate.

i do have an LPT thou so will that make a difference if i have 3 LPT dampers and 1 aero damper?

do you have the bushing and lock nut and all that too?
 

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If I were you, I would just take all of them. After all, they will probably work better with lowering springs than what you have. Like I said, I think one has a leak but I was driving around with them up until a few weeks ago no problem. If you take them, assume that they're temporary until you get what you really want. (maybe some nice FSD's :p)
Everything I have is in this box. I'm pretty sure it's everything you need unless my mech reused some parts (i doubt that)


I work literally the entire day tomorrow, but I can throw the box in my trunk and you can meet me at work if you want. (Avon, CT)
 

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ah its okay man. thats about 6 hrs away from me. lol.


i appreciate it but i just found a kid that will sell me the rear strut assembly i need for a good price and i can go get it monday morn.

it is all temp thou haha. i would LOOOVE to get some FSDs or even just some bilsteins.

the stock ones are poop.
 

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ok good luck!
 

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never worth it to do this job in my opinion...I think my suspension shop charged me like 40 bucks cash for each side...the problem is this area is a rust trap and the bolts will take you all day to get off...kinda like an oil change when I get charged 10 dollars cash to change my oil...why would I do it...?
 

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i got it out.

but now i cant get the nut off of the top of the strut so i can get the spring out. its really rusted and the impact gun doesn't get it off.

the whole shaft spins. how can i get the shaft to stop spinning? i tried using vice grips and an open ended socket but it keeps slipping.

is there any other way?
Try a nut splitter, they're $15 or $20 and handy to have. Be careful if you don't have a spring compressor on that strut spring. They launch the nut & washer.
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