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Is it hard to change a strut and mount on a 1998 intrepid if not what do i have to do to change it and what kind of tools would be needed

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No its not hard but it the safe way to get the strut and spring all together if you have an auto zone or where you are getting the new one from they will tell you the same thing and can print you out a diagram at the same time if you do not have an auto zone near you do like i do i go to the local library

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