DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Prepare yourself for the pinch bolt that clamps the lower fork to the damper, if it's the original torx head you're very unlikely to get it undone.
There's a replacement bolt with an allen socket head now available, order these before starting the job.
If all you're replacing the struts you need to undo the top ARB nut, split the upper wishbone balljoint, undo the long bolt through the lower fork and the 2 inner nuts on the top of the strut.
The strut is now free to drop, problem is it doesn't drop quite far enough to get it out. I found that if I removed the wheel arch lining, and got an assistant to apply as much downward pressure as possible on the lower wishbone it will just about come out.
Make a note of the upper mount cap it has to be positioned correctly when reassembling.
All the best
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