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#1 Old 02-24-2013, 07:43 PM
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Front stabilizer studs/nuts

I was wanting to take off the right front strut to lube up the top of the strut to attempt to get rid of a steering squeak, and while I got all of the strut bolts/nuts free, the stabilizer nut will turn, but it feels like the whole stud is turning because I'll turn it over and over and over and the nut doesn't come off. If I tighten it, it'll tighten up quickly like the nut barely moved.

Any tips on how to get this thing off?

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Looks like I can get a wrench on behind it. Sorry. Thanks for looking.

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Instead of lubing the the top of the strut, have you considered replacing the bearing? If I remember correctly, I paid $90/set for mine when I replaced the struts two years ago.

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Yup, lubing isn't a fix - replacing the strut bearing is.

Remember, when you add grease or oil to an exposed part, that becomes a magnet for dirt - which then mixes with the grease or oil and becomes an abrasive mixture. Not a good outcome.

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When I replaced the struts, everything was new, except for the spring and the mounting bolts at the bottom. I got a new strut mounting kit, new boots, etc. Would that bearing not be included in that? I'm not real sure where else it would be.

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Would that bearing not be included in that? I'm not real sure where else it would be.
For what it is worth, when I purchased my struts the boots and bearings were extra.

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