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strut removal help

campbell Feb 24, 2007

  1. campbell

    campbell Member

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    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
    :)
    Lee
     
  2. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    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
     
  3. FactionOne

    FactionOne Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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  4. S3Steve

    S3Steve Active Member

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    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.
     
  5. campbell

    campbell Member

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    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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