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Hi guys, I plan on replacing the front struts on my wagon soon.

The shop manual says to remove the lower control arm to take the struts out. My question is this completely necessary or is there enough clearance to get away with not doing that?

Thanks in advance.
 

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theres enough clearance. take off the bolt connecting the sway bar, then the bolt that holds the control arm to the shock, then three bolts on the shock tower. if it looks like the shock doesnt have enoguh room to come out, move ur steering wheel to the left or right and it should give u more cleraance.
 
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