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Front driver side strut needs changed.how hard is this to do by yourself? 2005

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If you have the correct tools not too hard..you can borrow tools from advance auto parts with a deposit.You need to replace both front sides at the same time struts and shocks should ALWAYS be replaced in pairs.Having an extra set of hands does come in handy as well have a friend help you and when done throw some burgers on the grill.

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I just changes the rear shocks on my 2004 chevy blazer. Seemed easy enough except now I have a rubbing, lite squeak noise. Any suggestions

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