How to Replace Strut Mounts on you Car : How to Remove Strut to Knuckle Mounting Bolts
How to Replace Strut Mounts on you Car : How to Remove Strut to Knuckle Mounting Bolts


Hi my name is Nat McCullough on behalf of
expertvillage.com. In this clip we are going to talk about removing the lower strut mounting
bolts. Okay we got a bolt here that we need to get out off the way which actually holds
our antilock break wheel speed sensor. Go ahead and loosen them up so we could get access
to the nuts before our lower struts mounting bolts. Alright that should be about finger
tight. There we go flip this guy out of the way there . These are the bolts we are aiming
at. As you could see I have soaked them down with a little penetrating oil that is a good
idea to do before your service. This ..happens to be a 17 millimeter I’m going to go ahead
and break them loose. That one loose and the break loose the lower one. You are going to
want to break them loose both at the same time if you take for instance this top nut
out and then try to break the bottom loose you just going to pelvic the whole steering
knuckle or suspension knuckle on the rear. Okay. You may need to put in another ratchet
on the back side just to hold the bolt itself still while you are removing the nut. Depending
where you are located in the country or the world for that matter weather may have corroded
some of these stuff up pretty server. I live probably just the worst spot in the US in
Michigan and as you could see we are dealing with the rust right now. I’m going to show
you a trick here. What we are going to do is use our socket as a punch and drive this
bolt through a little bit that would lead us in disassemble. Get that out of the way.
That way you are not striking directly on the nut or directly on the threads of the
bolts. If you mushroom those threads out you may have to replace that bolt. Alright. Use
my screwdriver and drive this guy through. Alright lets get him out of there. And you
are going to want to repeat that process for the upper bolt.

8 thoughts on “How to Replace Strut Mounts on you Car : How to Remove Strut to Knuckle Mounting Bolts”

  1. xstubsx says:

    oh man u make it look to easy . ive been trying to removing my rear bolt on my 95 civic. and no luck what so ever =(

  2. phiksit says:

    In a perfect world they would come out that easy. More likely you'll need a heavy duty impact gun. My crappy $20 impact gun from harbor freight wouldn't even budge mine. I think most mechanics tighten the snot out of these… and when you add some rust to the picture… they're a bear without the right tools.

  3. daviddpb75 says:

    Don't lend Primitive Pete your screw driver or socket!

  4. daviddpb75 says:

    Don't lend Primitive Pete your screw driver or socket!

  5. Tenacious Intellect says:

    20 minutes of constant struggle and …."Aaand your gonna wanna repeat that process for the other bold" lol

  6. fjayrockst says:

    this was absolutely the least helpful video i have ever seen, fuck you cockspurt village and yout uninformative videos.

  7. Autograph guy says:

    question- 1995 ford taurus- soaked with penetrating oil-wire brushed – went to remove rear strut pinch bolt- started to come out then head snapped off bolt- any ideas on how to get the rest of bolt out- pointed/ threaded end shows of other side- is it possible to heat it up really good then use vise grips and feed it through that side or am I looking into having to try to drill the bugger out and re-tap it- any help will be greatly appreciated

  8. Sally Barker says:

    thanks ✌ from my fam and I in Vic BC Canada

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