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be sure the trailing arm is all the way down....you could use a pry bar to pry it down a little..but you shouldn't need to
Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000
Fig. The rear strut upper mounting bolts can be accessed from the trunk
Fig. Removing the rear strut upper mounting nuts using a box end wrench
Fig. Once the strut is loosened, pull it down . . .
Fig. . . . then up . . .
Fig. . . . and out
Use new self-locking nuts when installing the strut.
We've tried that, but it's still nearly inmpossible to pull the strut out of the upper mounting hole...just not quite enough room. My buddy is putting the string compressor on the spring to give us a little more play. There has got to be an easier way!
chris...you really shouldn't need to do this...but.the compressor may give you enough room to get it out
My problem isn't solved. You've told me things I've already tried. How do I check with someone else without giving you neg feedback.