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Old 12-14-2006, 12:58 AM   #81
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having an extra person helps.................alot
it shaved about 3 hrs from it would have taken me alone.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:24 AM   #82
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took me about 6-7 hours, alone. it was my first time really ever working on my car.

i can do it in about 4-5 hours now. all with hand tools and tons of degreaser and pb blaster.

but yes, having a friend help you is awesome, especially when trying to get them back in.


a word of advice, use some anti-seize on everything. it will make future removal of all tose bolts/nuts WAY easier.

another thing, let everything FLOOD in pb-blaster at least an hour before you get started.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:31 PM   #83
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took me about 6-7 hours, alone. it was my first time really ever working on my car.

i can do it in about 4-5 hours now. all with hand tools and tons of degreaser and pb blaster.

but yes, having a friend help you is awesome, especially when trying to get them back in.


a word of advice, use some anti-seize on everything. it will make future removal of all tose bolts/nuts WAY easier.

another thing, let everything FLOOD in pb-blaster at least an hour before you get started.

PB blaster has never worked for me for any of my stuck bolts, no matter how much i soak it and let it sit. luckily all the bolts on my suspension weren't seized, but there were a few bolts around the cb7 that i cannot get loose at all...
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Old 12-25-2006, 02:48 PM   #84
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swapped two cars, remove all the strut/sway bars off my car, installed distributor, spark plugs and wires on our project car all in 11 hours inccluding lunch break (w/ an extra person)

not sure if this helps but you dont have to take out the LBJ.
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Old 12-25-2006, 03:32 PM   #85
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19.) Get back down out of the car and line up the last bolt into place. You may need to use that second jack again to push it to place in order to line up the holes.

YOU WILL DEFINITELY NEED TO DO THIS.

f22aacoordturbo and davids92accord tried to do this without the extra jack and it wouldnt line up at all till we used another jack!

good luck!
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:14 AM   #86
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i only used one jack.
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Old 12-26-2006, 03:18 PM   #87
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going to try this in about 10 minutes. some friends are coming over. hopefully this thread will help me out. -Mike
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:33 PM   #88
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going to try this in about 10 minutes. some friends are coming over. hopefully this thread will help me out. -Mike
definitely helps to have 2 people. more may just be overkill (tool handers) lol
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:15 PM   #89
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did anyone have trouble getting the upper fork bolt off?? i couldn't get that bastard off to save my life!! i wd-40d the hell out of it and still no success...i picked up some PB Blaster today and sprayed it on so hopefully when i do it tomorrow it'll be a good bolt and come off
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:14 PM   #90
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did anyone have trouble getting the upper fork bolt off?? i couldn't get that bastard off to save my life!! i wd-40d the hell out of it and still no success...i picked up some PB Blaster today and sprayed it on so hopefully when i do it tomorrow it'll be a good bolt and come off

what i did was drown it in PB blaster and let it sit for 30-45 minutes. then i beat the living crap out of it with a hammer (real one, not a rubber mallet). hit every spot that the bolt may be seized onto. after hitting it i took a ratchet to it and it finally came loose.

btw, is it still on the car? because i had mine OFF the car when i did it
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:02 AM   #91
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i'm gonna do this tomorrow good luck to me
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:16 PM   #92
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it took me almost an hour to get the lower bolt on driver side rear. after i finally got it loose i had the new strut in within 15 min. having a buddy definately helps. i had 2 of my friends help me and we knocked out the last 3 struts in less than an hour (they didnt arrive til after i had done the first strut).

just make sure u supply your helpers with beer and ganja (unless they are not good at working under the influence, then get them wasted afterwards).
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Old 02-19-2008, 11:58 PM   #93
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I really did not have any problems getting all those the bolts off the front of the car. I have yet to put the rear on my neighbor and I ran out of time. It took us about 2 hours following this guide from this thread. We are going to do the rear tomorrow. I must say I do love the Type 2.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:58 AM   #94
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Got my ass handed to me by a lower bolt on the rear driver's side strut.
Ran out of time and energy. If I get another shot at it, I'll PB Blast it wait an hour, and then beat the piss out of it. Hopefully, I will get that second shot.
My friend was donating struts and springs to me. But we have to get the bastards off.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:47 AM   #95
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i may have stripped my rear bolts a little bit(the ones that are bitch to get off) Was I surpose to use a wrench or a socket? I used a socket. Now if I did strip it beyond repair what do i do to get it off?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:51 AM   #96
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i may have stripped my rear bolts a little bit(the ones that are bitch to get off) Was I surpose to use a wrench or a socket? I used a socket. Now if I did strip it beyond repair what do i do to get it off?
you can try heating it with a torch, and then using an extractor socket to see if it'll bite onto the stripped head. as long as the extrator will bite on, the heat will make the bolt unthread like butter
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:41 PM   #97
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what finally worked for me when taking off the rear driver side lower bolt was putting the socket/ratchet on it, laying down under it, pulling while lightly tapping it with a rubber mallet.

i tried wd-40 and just pure muscling it.. showing it love was the only way i was able to get it out. every single other bolt came out fine.

and i did not use a 2nd jack, but i did have a buddy move pieces around as necessary to get the struts in and to line up the bolts.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:07 AM   #98
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i dont understand how you guys had the rear for the easiest. the front were like nothing at all to me. felt like i didnt even mess with them. the rears are a bitch for me. no joke. i took my stock one out without to much of a problem just the e brake line in the way. putting it back in was the hardest. the bottom lined up but i couldnt push far enough down to get the top two bolts in. then i could get the top on but the bottom wouldnt line up.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:00 AM   #99
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need to use another jack under the lca to make it line up.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:41 PM   #100
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I can do all 4 corners in about 2-3 hours

None of my suspensions need spring compressors though. Haven't touched a stock suspension in years (I'm allergic)
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