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How difficult is it to change the strut mount on a 2002 Tracker with 2l.

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You won't need a spring compressor or any thing like that but I do recomend a haynes repair manual for this job as a reference, the vehicle must be jack up and supported with a jackstand at the frame so the suspension hangs, remove the center nut located at the top of strut tower sometime the strut shaft just keeps turning this is the hardest part of the job removing that nut without it turning the strut shaft and if you try using visegrips to hold the shaft you will burr up the shaft causing the strut seals to fail, you may want to consider using impact air tool (if available) to remove the strut nut this is the most successful way to approach this job, after removing that nut remove the other 3 nuts holding the strut mount assemby, you should have the alignment checked after the job.

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