How to Remove Rear Struts/shocks




Tools needed will be the proper fitting wrenches and sockets, and a SPECIAL tool named a SPRING COMPRESSOR. Mine was $10 bucks at harbor freight. Very useful.

I'm sure there are better ways of going about this, but if you just have the basic tools and a dirt floor... it'll do. I hope this helps you! Feel free to rate and subscribe to my youtube chan. Take care - Sub.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    You are fortunate in that your car doesn't require disassembly of the brake hose, like mine--a '90 Corolla. (The line goes through a hole in the strut mount.) It adds a layer of complexity to the job, as the brakes need to be bled afterwards...a distinct PITA in itself. Now I'm wondering if I could dremel out the hole the brake line mounts--and make it a slot--without damaging the fittings. Then I could slide the line in and out as you have apparently done.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    sounds possibly unsafe but... thats totally would I would do lol! That sucks dude. some of these car makers,,, I swear they sit back and laugh at the thought of watching us freak out at stupid stuff like this


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's not as bad as an alternator R&R...late-80s (88) Accord. The first step, according to the manual, is 'remove the left drive axle' take out the alternator! Fortunately, the interwebs contain a few people who have done this before. Among all the alternative methods was a gem of wisdom; on the fuel-injected Accords, removal of the air cleaner housing (three or four bolts and a couple of hoses) allows the alternator to easily be removed. I wish I'd photographed the process. It would have made a good 'ible. Seriously, folks who designed these things should be sentenced to work on them.....


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    HEyyyyy! Thank you :) Yeah I don't know what happened. It was not like that at all untill I tried to encode it. I did it 3 different times, each time taking about 2 hrs and still this happened. Even when it is still there is an odd wobble. It was recorded with a Flip Video Mino. If you look at my other vids you will find this does not happen. It's a bummer. Thank you for the comment.