strut replacement on 2006 Nissan Maxima

i have a bad strut do to a pothole i believe. can i replace it myself. i am mechanically inclined. just need to the steps to be safe. can i remove it w/o taking out the spring.?

by in Stamford, CT on August 14, 2010
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2 answers
ANSWER by , August 14, 2010
You'll need a spring compressor to replace the strut. I suggest you get a repair manual here: and read up on the job and see if you have the tools and ability to perform such a job. I suggest replacing both front struts and the same time. Good Luck.
ANSWER by , May 20, 2011
No .Leave this to the auto geeks,because it requres an alinment after the struts are replaced.