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Hello,

My E is making a creek/squeak noise and I have narrowed it down to the top strut mount. Will I need a spring compressor to swap out the top strut mount?

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im thinking i might just replace the whole strut and mount at the same time. It doesnt look like Majestic sells the whole strut assembled. Does anyone?

thanks!
 

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Front or rear? You do not really need a spring compressor. If you are doing front, which I do not foresee creaking, replace the bearing. My rears have been creaking for years.
 

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front.

so I dont need a spring compressor to swap the mount bearings?
If you are taking a part the strut to replace the bearin the only safe way to do it is using a spring compressor.

There are half assed ways of doing it without a compressor....but they are not recomemmend or safe.
 

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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
 

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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
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But how did you get it back together?
 

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I had help...


...a spring compressor. No just kidding.


Good question. I changed the struts. So, I did not need one. Never thought about putting stock back on. DUH. That explains why I did not need one. That is why I did not disagree with Lizzurd. He knows more than me.

Good thing that you can rent them from some auto parts stores or get a cheap set from Harbor Freight.
 

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I do not disagree with Lizzurd.



I did not use one when I did mine. I had no issues. All I did was take an impact and loosen the bolt, then used the impact for the last couple of threads and the strut shot forward while I had my foot an the spring. It worked for me but it may not be the safest. Throw a blanket on top of the whole thing and it should not take off too far (not that it did to begin with). Use your best judgment.
wow, this was NOT smart, you're lucky the E has pretty soft springs. . .
 
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