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Hi I'm Kevin can you sent me a picture of the ball end of the strut on car so I can assist
I will opt out can't be sure
Hello, different expert here.
What is the brand and part number of your replacement struts?
OK, those clips you see in the hole retract. The originals have those same ones. Support the lid and I use a small awl in the grooves to push the clip back and pry it off the end. Look at the new ones, they have a metal clip that runs all the way around the end.
Does that match what you are seeing?
If you look in the hole you see the jaws?
There are slots on the end of the female end you could slip an awl down to wedge between the clip and the housing for the ball stud?
The awl pulls the jaws back so you can pull the arm off the stud. I pry them out and wedge a screwdriver under the metal band and rip it out then pull the arm off. The new ones sanp on with a tap from a deadblow hammer.
Would you like to see the part I am speaking of?
The struts are designed not to be easy to get off. You wouldn't want them coming off at the worst time, that is a suit waiting to happen.
Pictures always help, the paperclip icon allows you to attach them
Any chance of a picture of what you have?
An end on picture or the sides of the joint will do.
I will watch for your post.
Sorry no email but can you see the paperclip icon at the top of the posting window?
Are you on a real computer or a phone?
There should be a toolbar with a paperclip icon on it? I am sorry there is not an easy way to do this.
You could upload them to a public dropbox folder if you have that app or to a file hosting site such as mediafire. Just post the download URL here so I can go take a look at them
Ok, let me know
Can you post the share link?
That works but too blurry for me to make it out. Do you have the trunk propped open?
I can't really make them out - too blurry. On one it looks like you have slots that come out the end. What happens if you use an awl or drive a nail down each slot? Looks like an 8 penny finish would fit nicely. You want the point of the nail to run between the metal band running side to side and the inside of the ball socket.
No problem on time, I am here most of the time.
I think if you can slip something under the metal band you will pull the jaws out enough so you can remove the strut from the ball.
Once you get the strut off place the new one on the ball and smoothly strike with a dead blow hammer to clip it on.
Do the hard end first then the easy to reach end. You may have to compress the strut and get it on the ball as it is extending. A block of wood and your body weight should allow you to compress it.
OK, I will be here
Is the base of the ball stud bolted to the body of the vehicle? Might be easier to remove the bolts if it is so you can pull the whole thing out to work on it?
The rating system is not very clear, I don't see any rating at all so we are good.
It is strange that you are not able to get these off, if I had a better view I am sure I could help but you don't need a dealer just a certified independent shop. You don't want a chain shop and the dealer is expensive. Any independent shop should be able to make short work of these.
Let me know if I can help
I don't mean that comment to be directed at you it is the situation that I need a better view or perspective. It is strange I could not direct you to a solution.