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    car in bits trying to get my new springs. Back ones are on OK.but the front. How do you get the top nut off. I've got a t50 bit but can get anything to hold onto the nut. Any suggestions please

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    you need an air gun with a 21mm hardned socket.

    even a 21mm drop spanner will no go in there, angle is to steep

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    You can use a 21mm ring spanner,just grind the back of it off until it fits.

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    You could also use a Vortex Socket, I had to get one of these to do my front struts.

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    Oh , and undoing it a little while its still connected to the car makes the job a little easier.

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    car in bits trying to get my new springs. Back ones are on OK.but the front. How do you get the top nut off. I've got a t50 bit but can get anything to hold onto the nut. Any suggestions please
    Yep, it's easier to loosen them when they're on the car, not all the way, though.

    If you're replacing the damper, you can grip the rod, through the spring, with a pair of mole grips, then use a socket on the nut. Not recommended if you're putting the same damper back on again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie View Post
    Oh , and undoing it a little while its still connected to the car makes the job a little easier.

    That man is a star. All fitted but needed some box spanners. Cookie you're a star..........

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    Just used an offset spanner to hold the nut when I done mine, worked fine.

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    you could use a pair of vise grips on the shaft near the top and then undo the nut with a 21mm socket and ratchet

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    just did mine luckly loosened them whilst still on car no problems at all

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