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Replacing my rear struts in my 2000 mercury sable. i removed the carpet from the trunk walls and cant seem to find the bolts that attatch the strut itself. it seems to be encased by metal. how do i get to the mount or if its in another location where do i find it

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The top bolts are basicly in the back window of the car you have to remove the back seat and the panel below the back window and there right there

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

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    vanvalken15 Mar 27, 2013

    the top bolts are basicly in the back window of the car you have to remove the back seat and the panel below the back window and there right there

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if it was me i would go to the local library and there you can get pictures and diagrams on your car .

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 93 Camry strut replacement.

If you plan on keeping the car, it's always a good idea to replace the seats/bearings when you do the struts - having to replace them afer is a pain. If you mean should you replace the strut lower bushings, yes, definitely.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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I just did that a few weeks agon on my daughter's 2004 Stratus Sedan. Same passenger side rear! The original factory part was **** and fell to pieces. The new parts are greatly improved. Buy two (2) because you will need one for the other side in the near future.

You will need a coil spring compressor for this job, some metric wrenches/sockets, and something to hold the top stud of the Strut when you loosen the nuts. I think the nuts inside the trunk are 15 mm and the big one at the bottom of the strut is 18 mm.

Check out moparpartsamerica.com/schematics/p/pm01495.gif for a great exploded view of the entire strut top to bottom. Go to the Auto Zone Web site and look up your struts and print the inspection and repair/replacement topics. Check the strut closely before you decide to put it back in, particularly if they have a lot of miles on them. I plan to replace all four struts next summer on my daughter's car.

I reused the old strut, but you need to decide if it is a good time to put new struts on for yourself. This would be a great time to do it if you need them. Look closely at the rubber bushings at the top of the strut and buy a new set if they are not really solid. I bought new ones when I did it.

Start inside the trunk by pulling back the trunk liner to expose the top of the strut and mounting bolts for the broken bracket. Spray all the nuts/bolts at top and bottom of the strut with liquid wrench a few times. Remove the two (2) outside nuts first. You will need a special socket to hold the end of the strut stud while you turn the nut off. I used a big pair of Vice Grips on the flats, but use the socket if you can get one.

That big bolt & nut that attaches the bottom of the strut will take some effort to remove. Use the coil spring compressor to take the load off that bolt before you try to remove it. The suspension component to the left of that bolt will need to be unbolted and lowered for the strut bolt to be removed. Good Luck!

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

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JUST GO TO A SALVAGE YARD GET A USED SET CHEAP AND EASY TO INSTALL

Posted on May 03, 2009

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they should when you purchase them let hem know you need both left and right but i believe they are the same as you should be able to turn the rod itself .

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