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Need to replace rear shock and strut assembly. I need a diagrahm of parts and any helpful hints.

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Parts houses sell a complete assembly now,(spring and strut W/bearing) Much easier to replace the assembly,that way you don't have to compress the spring. Plus that way the factory ride height is restored.Just the 2 bolts at the lower mount and 3 nuts inside the rear cargo area.

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