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