Super Easy...5 minute job. There is a metal clip that is built into the end of the strut..use a small flat head screwdriver to pull the clip enough to allow you to pop it off the 'ball.' Just be sure you can hold up the hood or have a helper as when you take one side off...if you were to let go the hood would drop down on the one side...I believe I cut a piece of wood that I used to prop the hood up in the channel that the fender is bolted down in.
Agree, although my experience is from my Audi as my lowly 99 320 doesn't have struts. Anyway, I had some trouble with the Audi and decided to figure out how the attachment worked with the new uninstalled strut. Once I figured it out, it was a snap.
Thank you so much for the replies ... the autoscope stealership quoted me 10k to get my ml500 in top shape ..so I am going to try and do most of them as i find time....will try to take pics as I do them..
Which is the best place to buy new structs .. autozone/orielly?
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