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Clever Clauggs
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I jacked up the knuckle and hand tightened the clamp threads upside down to get strut off.
Using the clamps upside down when refitting don't fully clamp the spring so when you jack
the knuckle up the pressure is off the clamps, the threaded bolt can then be loosened off by hand.
Easiest way but dangerous is clamp spring fully and tie it with rope remove the clamps and the whole strut more or less just slips back into the knuckle no need to drop subframe or remove brakes but you must support the knuckle so not to damage the wishbone bushes.
 

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I rope tie securely my springs when refitting as the clamps are too large to fit in then jack up to release tension and untie or cut the rope, just be extremely careful how you go about it.
 

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I don't cut the rope if i don't have to.
When clamps are released the rope stretches a centimetre, slip spring into position and jack up from underneath, rope tension is released and with shoelace knots pull the rope and you can untie rope without any twanging force as spring is in correct position.
 
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