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Old 03-13-2017, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default I need help with strut

My daughter wrecked her 2005 Saturn Vue and I have pretty much replaced the entire front suspension. She hit a concrete wall on drivers side. Broke the quarter panel but didn't bend the frame. I'm about to replace the drivers strut with one I got from a junkyard that is still in great shape. When I took that one off of the car at the junk yard, after loosening all bolts it just pretty much fell out. I have taken loose everything on hers and it just dangles there from the top like it is still bolted in. It isn't though. I have pulled and even went so far as to hit it with a rubber hammer. It will move back and forth but won't come down. Any suggestions on how to get this thing out?

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Old 03-14-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: I need help with strut

I assume you removed the three small nuts that hold the strut assembly to the tower, and not the large nut in the center.

Put the nuts back on loosely, then give them a good wack with a hammer. The strut should pop loose and then dangle by the three nuts.

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2003 Vue - 2.2L with Manual Trans. (Swapped)
Originally had 2.2L and Auto trans.

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