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Recessed strut nuts
Posted to Technical Tips Forum on 5/28/2011 15 Replies

I don't know if others have figured this trick out already. I did a search but didn't see it (I'm sure some have figured this out too).

On some struts, the center nut is recessed down in a hole and you have to figure out a way to hold the strut rod and turn the nut (if your impact doesn't zip it off all the way).

This is on a '02 Dodge Neon, but it will work on others too. The service info does call for a special tool number to do this, but this is how I do it.

The tools you'll need: [strut tools]

The tools set up on the strut: [strut tool]

You can also use your O2 sensor sockets in place of the spark plug socket for nuts that are 22mm or 7/8", and you can use a hex bit in place of the 10mm socket where needed.

Steven from Washington

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