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Front strut removal on 1999 C4


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Guys,

Does anyone know if its possible to remove the front complete strut without have to remove the driveshaft and the whole wheel carrier?

Any advice appreciated.

cheers

You are going to need to take the strut out of compression, which means removing it and the carrier from the car, in order to disassemble the strut from the carrier so that the strut and spring can safely be taken apart. The axel will stay in the car during this process however. If you have access to the 996 Bentley manual, the entire process is fully documented (with photos).

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Guys,

Does anyone know if its possible to remove the front complete strut without have to remove the driveshaft and the whole wheel carrier?

Any advice appreciated.

cheers

You are going to need to take the strut out of compression, which means removing it and the carrier from the car, in order to disassemble the strut from the carrier so that the strut and spring can safely be taken apart. The axel will stay in the car during this process however. If you have access to the 996 Bentley manual, the entire process is fully documented (with photos).

Hi,

Im actually fitting coilovers so really what I meant was the carrier, strut and spring in one go. Sorry for not being clear. So I can squeeze it out then.

thanks

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Guys,

Does anyone know if its possible to remove the front complete strut without have to remove the driveshaft and the whole wheel carrier?

Any advice appreciated.

cheers

You are going to need to take the strut out of compression, which means removing it and the carrier from the car, in order to disassemble the strut from the carrier so that the strut and spring can safely be taken apart. The axel will stay in the car during this process however. If you have access to the 996 Bentley manual, the entire process is fully documented (with photos).

Hi,

Im actually fitting coilovers so really what I meant was the carrier, strut and spring in one go. Sorry for not being clear. So I can squeeze it out then.

thanks

Doh, Excuse me I've had a couple of beers, So the carrier needs removed which the axle is attached to thus removing the 32mm nut and a few ball joints? I was hoping I could unbolt the top mount and force the carrier down to remove the strut and spring etc.

thanks again

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Guys,

Does anyone know if its possible to remove the front complete strut without have to remove the driveshaft and the whole wheel carrier?

Any advice appreciated.

cheers

You are going to need to take the strut out of compression, which means removing it and the carrier from the car, in order to disassemble the strut from the carrier so that the strut and spring can safely be taken apart. The axel will stay in the car during this process however. If you have access to the 996 Bentley manual, the entire process is fully documented (with photos).

Hi,

Im actually fitting coilovers so really what I meant was the carrier, strut and spring in one go. Sorry for not being clear. So I can squeeze it out then.

thanks

Doh, Excuse me I've had a couple of beers, So the carrier needs removed which the axle is attached to thus removing the 32mm nut and a few ball joints? I was hoping I could unbolt the top mount and force the carrier down to remove the strut and spring etc.

thanks again

The carrier has to come out, so yes.

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