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2006 Nissan Maxima Question: strut replacement

 

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jwjw62, Stamford, CT, August 14, 2010, 20:25
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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.?

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  • Answer #1

    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, August 14, 2010, 20:39
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    You'll need a spring compressor to replace the strut. I suggest you get a repair manual here: http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online 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.

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  • Answer #2

    Visitor, May 20, 2011, 22:05

    No .Leave this to the auto geeks,because it requres an alinment after the struts are replaced.

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