First Uncompress the spring. Hit it with some kind of penetrating oil and let it sit for a few minutes. Next try loosing the nut while using the allen wrench. It should break free. Once you have it loosened pretty good, compress the spring and remove the nut.
I agree with Uncompressing the spring... You'll need all that pressure to break it loose. DO NOT fully remove that nut while the spring is Uncompressed though!
The trick that has worked for me countless times on numerous struts/shocks.... Grab a piece of the stickiest Duck Tape or equivalent you can find (shit has to be strong and sticky though). Tear in about a one inch or so strip and wrap it around the shaft two or three times overlapping. Grab a pair of Vice Grips and clamp them down using every ounce of strength in your being. Allow them to rotate until they wedge themselves tight in the spring as you turn the nut... and if you've done it right.. It WILL hold the shaft from spinning
Trying it with Duck Tape is worth a shot.. I see no reason why a good sticky brand (not the cheap junk) wouldn't hold just fine. This is the stuff I have laying around: http://www.tapemanblue.com/redstuccotape.html
It's outrageously expensive and is every bit twice (if not more) as strong as duck tape
Your muffler bearings fell off. get some blinker fluid and rub it all over your lights, then check the car to see if the flux-capacitor is still there
Last edited by g3integragsr; 02-22-2012 at 11:13 AM.
ok, got the first one off with letting it soak in wd40 all night... before i move on to the next, how do I remove the boot off the stock strut to put on the new one? Looks like it's attached to the strut itself.