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    i am replacing the drivers side front strut on my cdti vectra and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to get the nut off the top of the strut that holds the spring

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    air gun usually works a treat, but dont forget to compress the spring first!

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    I used a 21mm spark plug socket & a torx allen key held with a pair of adjustable grips. The nut itself wasn't actually that tight.

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    As said, its not that tight, best to crack it first before removing the strut though.

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    Hi buddy i used a 21/17 scaffold ratchet fits perfect down in the hole n you can get your torx bit down the middle. its made by neilson only 8quid plus i use it at work 2 thats a bonus hth
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