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Thanks for the pointer.

To make sure I'm not missing some obvious trick, you have to disassemble most of the front end to do this, correct?

Nov 03, Much easier to remove the big front nut when the front end is resting on the ground. 1 1/16" and a 1" wrench are needed (IIRC). Strut rods adjust caster, but if you don't get the rods back in the approximate position the toe will be way out also. Remove the big nut from the front of the strut rod, then unbolt the strut rod from the lower Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins. We diagnose, replace strut rod bushings and then road test our Duster. Jan 04, 8, Posts.

#8 Jan 3, Since you have the strut rods out, I suggest you get your jack out and place the lifting platform on one side of the strut rod bushing.

Align the camber adjusting cam and bracket marks.

Lift the car about 1/8" to 3/16" off of the jackstands on one side and leave it there for a while - meaning the jack's head is only touching one side of the strut rod shrubdrop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Strut Rod Removal Installation Tool. PN: A01, A02, A03 A01 A01, A02, A New Design: This tool set was designed to make replacing the strut rod bushings in your Corvette a relatively easy task. It is designed to protect the strut rod and remove even the most stubborn bushings.

Aug 25, The strut rod bushings lasted me less then 6 months, and that was even with modding the sleeve for proper fit. I am going to have to rebuild my whole suspension soon - surprisingly my air ride is fine, and the bags dont leak. its just all the other stuff, LCA's, UCA's, supercoupe poly bushings and endlinks (with sway bar).