How to replace front struts

first thing to do is take off the plastic trim under your window first take off the plate on the wipers and undo the bolt then push the window wiper in so it will pop off. next you need to pop off the small plastic plugs to release it all

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next take off you wheel lol
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now some elbow grease is needed for 2 of the bolts i found mine was so tight so what i did was spray a bit of WD40 on the bolts and used a spanner with a scaffold tube lol as holding on to the bolt with a socket wrench. size 17mm

the 2 bolts below the brake line
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the next bolt is just above them 2 this time i got a spanner to hold the bolt so then i could take it off socket wrench size 14mm
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next undo the 3 last bolts in side the engine bay 2 our on show 1 is behind where the window wiper motor is. i had a problem with the driver side strut it seems its a common fault that water drips down on to the bolt that holds the plate and springs in place.
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after that i got my strut and springs fitted on did not need to use the spring compressor for this but make shore you use it on your normal springs they do pack a punch still
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put all the bolts back on and its done
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if you get stuck just ask

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