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lionfish37
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Dec 22, 2019, 1:38 PM

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Emergency Help Bent Strut from tow truck Sign In

2018 Nissan Sentra and went in a ditch last week. I am a bit worried about removing the strut. As you can see in the picture the (truck-tow) somehow manager to hook the strut. I dont feel like dying trying to replace this thing by myself and cant afford the dealer. Thanks in advanced.

Sorry for some reason this site wont let me upload the picture but its shared on my drive
https://drive.google.com/...wwR/view?usp=sharing


(This post was edited by lionfish37 on Dec 22, 2019, 1:44 PM)


Hammer Time
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Dec 22, 2019, 1:54 PM

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Re: Emergency Help Bent Strut from tow truck Sign In

That doesn't really look like tow truck damage. That looks like impact damage, depending which side is the front of the car.

You can buy a complete strut now with springs and everything and that is what I would do. I would also replace both struts, not just one.

As long as you never touch the center nut, you should be safe to remove the whole assembly.



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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Dec 22, 2019, 1:59 PM)


lionfish37
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Dec 22, 2019, 3:50 PM

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Re: Emergency Help Bent Strut from tow truck Sign In

Well long story short is I was in the car when my gramps came with his Ole f150 He pretty much hooked the rope up to the Strut. Thank for you re yelp, just rather be safe then sorry,


Hammer Time
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Dec 22, 2019, 3:57 PM

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Re: Emergency Help Bent Strut from tow truck Sign In

So I guess the car is facing in the direction of the arrow. At first I thought it was the right side and pushed back.

Just pick up a pair of complete struts and you should be good. Make sure the brake line or any ABS wiring isn't damaged.



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