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Those should be struts on that and the top strut bolts are inside the trunk under the carpet. follow the strut tower to the top look in the trunk in that area should be 3 bolts. jack up that side nice and high with floor jack and use a jack stand for safety and to stabalize it let jack down some to put some weight on stand. then remove 3 bolts in trunk this will get the top loose. now you need to follow the strut tower to bottom of strut should be 2 bolts you may need an impact wrench or good long breaker bar for these are large bolts and i dont know what kind of strength you have. next take it to a shop to have them pull spring out of strut and put onto new strut. put back on your better off doing both sides at the same time then do an alignment. or your tires will be eaten to about nothing in a few months. now if you realy want to pull the spring off yourself you will need spring compressors they come in pairs. one goes on the top area of spring to compress it put the other same area but opposite side. must be damn careful if not done right you will loose an eye. and they hurt like the dickens. lol good luck.

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