R/R left rear strut yesterday
I had a reasonably OK strut to put in, so I removed the suspect one (there was clunking during a left hand turn going over bumps, sounded like coming from the top of the strut)
So bottom 2 bolts are easy to remove, the top 3 also, and **without thinking** I also removed the sway bar from the hub. Got the strut out easy enough but putting it back together was a bit trick, especially that sway bar attachment --
I am going to rebuild the strut -- I have a new boot, but for the life of me I can not figure out how the end is attached on the bottom! The ID of the plastic 'tray' thing is too small for the OD of the boot , by far. The old boot was completely disintegrated so I could not tell how it was installed! AND - the top part, where the bump stop goes into the boot, seems to be held in place by a removable inside 'collar' that is an interference fit to the cup in the top.
If anyone has a photo of how this assembles, I would love to see it. thanks!
74 GTV with 10548's and Ingram pump --speedo been around at least twice -- needs new oil rings!
1995 LS Q runners Auto Green/tan 216K 100% LCD
1995 LS 5 speed Green /tan 45K Q runners squadra chip 100 % LCD!
Misc parts laying around for 24V and 2Liter!
2004 Tacoma 4 door TRD (wifes car/kid hauler)- 156K
Mission Vsi, Mission Mod 2, - 20+ years of hockey on these!
radio flyer- rusty from disuse!