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Stuck when putting in my new front strut assembly

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tubs88, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Jul 30, 2016 at 3:14 PM
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    tubs88

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    Hey guys in the link you will see my new strut. I had a heck of a time getting the old one out of the clevis, but now i put the new one in and i can not get the clevis bracket on my new strut to seat. ive been prying and hammering to get it down just the opposite of how i got the old one out. however this one will not go down. So i dont know if i should keep hammering away or try to do something different.v i would just keep hammering but the bracket is starting to deform slowly. have any of you guys had similiar problems or did this on your jeeps. Mine is a WK.

    http://imgur.com/a/jcOh1

    Any and all advice is helpful, thank you.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Can you remove the bracket, then mount it on the shock/spring assembly, then mount the whole thing on the vehicle?
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    this is was what i am probably going to do tomorrow. Im thinking that when i remove it i will have an easier time getting leverage to pry it open. This is the video that i used as an insturctable. the only thing is of course i get stuck on the part that he edits out. im pretty sure he had a hard time too but only said to use a screwdriver pry it open.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIJC3VYYmqw
     
  4. Jul 30, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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    Can you see anything that might be impeding it going into it?
     
  5. Jul 30, 2016 at 4:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    ALso check to see what the difference in shock body diameter might be.
     

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