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prc strut mount replacement help
boboli Offline
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These are the last things in my front suspension that I have not replaced (except the prc struts). I have lowered the strut down, but something seems to be retaining the strut mount to the strut. I know that ford says they are not serviceable, but I swear I read a post by Pete or someone who says they changed them. If any one knows what is retaining the mounts to the strut, please let me know the secret.
1988 turbo tbird, 5spd, 140k, all stock except boost control valve.
1986 dodge omni glh turbo, 111k, my money pit.
1989 mustang Lx 5.0 convertible, tropical yellow/ tan interior, 1of only 144 made, 164k, aod, all stock including overheating TFI!
89 Jaguar XJS convertible, LT1 conversion, now fighting the prince of darkness (aka Lucas electronics)
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boboli Offline
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#2
Well it seems I'm having one of those days! After walking away from the car to do some other work, I looked at it again and realized I was trying to remove the strut mount in pieces (like the replacement part). Turns out the prc strut mount is one piece. I compressed the strut and was able to pull the mount off the top of the strut. Maybe doing this on the car made it harder than it should have been.
It took a bit to figure out where the new strut mount pieces went but I got one side together before sundown. I will do the other tomorrow. Now that I know what I'm doing, I think I should be able to swap it in an hour or so.
You do need to space the actuator up higher with a few washers, just like I read in the only post that addressed this issue. Other than that, it seems to be very easy.
1988 turbo tbird, 5spd, 140k, all stock except boost control valve.
1986 dodge omni glh turbo, 111k, my money pit.
1989 mustang Lx 5.0 convertible, tropical yellow/ tan interior, 1of only 144 made, 164k, aod, all stock including overheating TFI!
89 Jaguar XJS convertible, LT1 conversion, now fighting the prince of darkness (aka Lucas electronics)
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Jeff K Offline
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#3
I had to space the activators up around 1/8" or maybe a little bit more when I replaced my strut mounts a number of years ago. I removed the struts from the car to replace the mounts.
Jeff Korn

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