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Rear strut removal

How do i remove the rear struts on my 1996 galant[mitsubishi].do i have to remove the back seat?

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Check this link & scroll down to 1994-2000 models.

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800382b2

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Remove the top nuts that secure the strut assembly to the frame mount inside the engine compartment. Do not remove the center nut.
Mark the lower strut mounting location on the hub for installation reference. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position.
Remove the bolts that hold the strut assembly to the hub.
Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
Mark the top mount for installation reference. Using a side mounted spring compressor, compress the spring and remove the top nut and retaining washer. Pull strut assembly out from the bottom of spring.
Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. Install the retaining washer and top nut.
Tighten the top nut to the manufacturer's specifications and carefully remove the spring compressor.
Place the strut assembly back into the vehicle.

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How do you remove the back seat to change the struts on a 2002 galant?


There are 2 pull tabs about 8 inches inward from the seat bottom ,pull out to release bottom,then remove 3 ,12mm bolts that hold the seat back and pull seat back up to release from mounts-good luck

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