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Removing and replacing tension struts on 08 Dodge Charger

How difficult and exactly what is the step by step process of removing and replacing tension struts on a 2008 Dodge Charger V-6 model?

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I just did mine on 06 Charger Daytona it was a passenger side I was getting a lot of clunking and creaking noise going over bumps and during acceleration. It is fairly easy. I started by lubricating nuts and bolts it also took a lot of elbow grease. My advice start by unscrewing the bushing bolt where it connects to the frame. Once that's out unscrew the bolt that holds strut on the wheel side use the ball joint puller ( around $20 at Partssource) to pop it out.

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Here is a good write up on how to remove and replace your Tension struts. These appear to be easy to DIY, and i am going to follow this right up on my 07 Charger since the suspension for the 300/Magnum/Chargers are the same.. Dodge/Chrysler did not improve the setup as the years progressed.

http://www.300cforumz.com/showthread.php?t=78269

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