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  1. Henderson Stephen

    Henderson Stephen New Member

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    After putting down about two months rebuilding a 200000 mile 95 sho with 5-speed we are now unable to locate strut Bolt the one that goes on the top into the engine bay. Tried automotive supply stores but these are special order strut. I cannot even use for a size reference does anyone know the size of the nut and are they a crush nut. Thanks
     
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    Are you talking about the big nut that holds the strut to the rubber mount, or the nuts that attach the strut mount to the body metallic surface? Unless you have a more custom setup
     
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    Yes correct the big one on top
     
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    The bolt dead center this picture was taken before I put things back together normally there is a stud sticking out of this hole. Have been through a 5 gallon bucket on used bolts found nothing seemed to have an aggressive spreads
     
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    That's the washer. Where is the strut? What brand? I would guess brands are about the same but you never know.

    If it is a big aftermarket supplier you can go to a chain store that carries that brand and see if a regular taurus replacement is around and measure the one that comes in the box. Or..I would take the strut unit to a store with a large fastener selection and get a grade 8 of whatever size nut and make sure you have a washer to go with it or better to reuse the one it came with.
     
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    I always attached the mount, spring, and strut and installed it as a whole unit. The stud sticks out of the hole because the spring has been compressed, the strut is fastened to the mount, and shortens the entire assembly.
     
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    Stephen do you mean strut nut, not bolt? I've never heard of a strut that takes a bolt at the top.
     
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    If you are looking for a nut, it's M14 x 2.0. If you have to remove the strut to get it on, be very careful when removing the pinch bolt near the bottom of the strut. Expect the knuckle to suddenly shoot down an inch or two as the top nut is no longer keeping the normally compressed spring in place.
     

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