2009 OB 2.5i 4EAT
How do I do it guys? Can't get it together, i have a set of the OEM brand compressors and just can't get it together, freaking spring is enormous.
I wonder if Napa or Pep Boys someplace like that has the big wall mounted units to just "do it" for the customer.ALERT ...
I could NOT get this compressor to work on the FRONT strut. Anyone familiar with the shape of the front spring, they are difficult to get compressed enough with good clearance. And the fact it only has about 4 winds, there was NO WAY the single action would work.
Get their dual-screw types....Trust Me.
I am not sure how the wall mount do the fronts anyway for the same issue. Rears on easy, the fronts are as well ... once you are in the know of how. I truthfully like to use (3) of the screw types on the front. It allow for multiple compression points and the spring gets compressed more uniformly and ends up less of a twerky mess. Makes lining up and seating the top mount way easier .I wonder if Napa or Pep Boys someplace like that has the big wall mounted units to just "do it" for the customer.
I got that far and then I decided to return it. Before disassembling. It looked like it had bottomed out and wasn't compressed enough. I guess I'm wrong then. My bad.Whatcha talkin bout Willis??? It works... It's a pain because it get sort of pinched in there so it took about 10 minutes to pull it out after assembling.
We tried with 4 of those standard screw block one's, just couldn't get it to go. They're too bully and get stuck in the mount/top hat.
glad you got that to work on your car. i had one and ended up junking it because it didn't work on my 03 Forester or 99 OBWGoing to run to Harbor Freight and pick this up https://www.harborfreight.com/single-action-strut-spring-compressor-43753.html
Tried local garage but won't be able to get it done before I have to go to work on Monday.
I'm returning it cause it sucks, so it wasn't just you.
I hate doing it twice. But that was my conclusion. Maybe I got lucky and started with the hard one. If there is such a thing. I am sorry for your troubles.Whatcha talkin bout Willis???