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Old 09-10-2012, 01:02 PM
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IIRC they are struts on the front?

Struts are pretty easy, just need a few tools. I actually just did a set saturday on my wife's car. Took me 4 hours to do both front struts and the rear shocks.

After the old strut is out you have to get a strut coil spring compressor(autozone has loaners) and compress the spring then take off the piston rod nut that holds it on. If you don't have this tool it's near impossible and dangerous. It's pretty easy overall though.

What makes strut/shock changes difficult is usually rusty/corroded hardware.
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