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Date: 3 May 1998 12:35:53 -0400
From: (Ken Bell)
Subject: Re: strut top nut '87 9000

In article <>, Rick and Lorie Mieras <rlmierasnopsamsplanet.netnospam> wrote: >Kevin Parker wrote: >> >> Do I really have to get a special tool from SAAB to loosen the top nut >> on my frunt strut assembly ('87 Saab 9000 turbo)? My Haynes manual >> recommended using a 13/16 spark plug socket with a hex wrench inserted >> through it. 13/16 is too small though--looks like 7/8" But I need a >> socket with a place to grab the back end with an open end wrench and a >> long hex wrench to pass through to the schock stud. Any ideas? >SAABs are METRIC!!!!!! You blasphemer!!! Very funny, Rick and Lorie Mieras, but it is the Haynes UK manual (from Merrie Olde Englande) that bespeakes: Fig 2.5, Chapter 10: "Using a 13/16" spark plug socket and hex Allen bit to slacken the strut damper rod nut". And they're incorrect; at least on my '88 9000T, 13/16" does not fit. -- Ken Bell :: :: (212) 475-4976 (voice)

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