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how do you open the strut tube?

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how do you take off the cap on the top of the strut tube that holds in the strut insert? ive searched and cant find much info. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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There is actually a gland nut tool. Looks like a huge closed end wrench.

I've always used a large pair of channel locks. You can also use a pipe wrench.

Cris

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I wound up using a Dremel with a cutoff disc and carefully cutting two grooves on opposite sides of cap, then they spun right off with the pipe wrench. Be careful not to cut into the threads, it's not difficult but try everything else first. New struts will come with new caps so butcher if you need to.

"Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines". - Enzo Ferrari

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