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strut removal help

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by campbell, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. campbell
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    [Feb 24, 2007]
    this is for my S3, anyone know if you have to take out the drive shaft to remove the strut so i change the springs? im removing the front righthand strut of the car, it has a big hexagon in the middle of the hub so if i have to remove it im stuck! lol

    i have the car jacked up now so an urgent response is needed and would be greatly appreciated

    thanks
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    Lee
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    [Feb 24, 2007]
    the hexagon is a stretch bolt so you should fit a new one if you remove it, try removing the bottom ball joint to giveyou more movement , but mark it up as you can alter the cambre slightly

    nb never done S3 suspension but have done the cv boot
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    [Feb 25, 2007]
    I never removed my driveshafts when i changed the springs on mine mate, however if you want to remove the driveshaft to give you more movement undo it from the gearbox end, its held on with with 6 bolts.
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    [Feb 25, 2007]
    i have successfully changed 2 springs today, pretty easy but time consuming. will any tracking be out from changing the springs etc?
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