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Need to change struts front and rear on 2003 Buick Century

What special tools are needed? What assemblies besides the struts themselves are needed? It does not appear I need the bellows on front struts. What about top mounts? Thank you.

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GET A SERVICE MANUAL !!! You'll need a spring compressuer. You can do it but, use care. And use a manual. If not done right you could be injured.

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