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Struts hi i am changing my rear struts and can't seem to get the strut out over the arm after i have pull the bolt out at the bottom. i hope this makes sense. thanx!

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There is a bolt or bolts at the top of the strut too.... usually you can access them from the truck.... lift up the round plastic covers over top of them.


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