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Change strut can't figure out what I'm supposed to do with the brake line that goes through a hole in the strut I'm removing - surely I don't have to disconnect the brake line? 2002 forester

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Either unhook the line or cut a slot in the tab to slide the line thru. The clip will still hold it in there with a slot cut in the tab.

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