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What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

Old 11-30-2018, 10:02 PM
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What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

I just ran across this. Fast forward to 24:13 for some scary stuff.
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:10 PM
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Yikes, he’s lucky he didn’t take his foot off.
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

How not to remove the upper strut nut. Wow!
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:23 AM
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

Same would apply to removing the ball joint of course. You'd be even more up close and personal with that area!
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

Just like buying a fast car doesn't make you a good driver, simply buying tools doesn't make you a good mechanic. How this fool has escaped Darwin's natural selection this long is a mystery.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:42 AM
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

I wonder how he put it back together?
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Yeah, he seems like a Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor type guy to me. I bet he's had his fair share of accidents.
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I did that once, lol
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:31 AM
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

Yikes, just showed this to my son as to why I make him stand back when I take out or put in the springs. Although I use all the right tools and techniques. That could of gone extremely bad.
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

That's one of the scariest videos I think I've ever seen. When I saw him start doing what he ended up doing I was SURE I was going to see body parts get launched, ambulances, funeral homes, ERs, and stuff like that.

Reminds me a bit of the car at the start line with some sort of hilljack rear end "installation" that I believe involved welding, that when he tries to launch, the entire rear axle comes out from under the car.

We live in an idiocracy. Not sure what's worse; that they drive, or breed, or vote; but ... that's a pretty good demonstration of all of the above.
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

Yes, I remember that video. He posted it here himself, warts and all, for everyone to see and learn from.
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Re: What releasing the top of a strut without supporting the control arm looks like

I watched a coworker do the exact same thing 2 weeks ago.

I was changing springs on an ambulance and had everything apart except to top nut. My boss was going to fetch spring compressors to make the job easier. My coworker, who is a good dude and very helpful, grabs a wrench and starts taking the top nut off. I told him donít do that yet and his reply was ďitís all good the springs inside there it canít come outĒ.

I told him several times what would happen. He informed me thereís no way, and I couldnít convince him. I stepped out of the way and sure enough, I think he had to clean his pants afterwards.
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