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front spring replacement

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just an FYI,  and i am sure everyone already knows about this.  

i watched a few videos on people having a hard time removing the top nut to remove the strut to replace the front springs,   because of the angle it seems really hard to get an impact gun on it.

i just noticed that if you remove the plastic trim panel at the bottom of the windshield,  there are access holes that will give almost a straight line access with an extension to the nuts.

 

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Replaced broken spring. (yes I should have done both) but supper easy to change. Ordered new strut mounts yesterday from GermanParts.ca, they just arrived. Going to change them tomorrow.

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replaced the strut mount bushings, took it for a little spin around the neighbor and i still notice a bit of a clunk in the front end,  i had my son rock the car side to side and bingo.  sway bar bushings are shot.   make another call to GermanParts.ca tomorrow and hopefully have them by friday.  

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I have done the very same thing, changed every wearable item on my good car ready for trouble free driving........fingers crossed.....it's the only way....lol

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good time to take hubs off and add a bit of grease into the bearings 

 

edited to add i know its too late but in a pinch i remember some of those upper strut parts were shared with some jetta and golf models if a volkswagen dealer is close by

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