Mercury Cougar

How do you remove top bolt on rear strut on a 1999 Mercury Cougar?


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May 04, 2011 6:43PM

Lower the rear seat on the side your removing; Remove the trim panel that goes over the quarter glass; Remove the trim panel that extends from rear seat release lever, towards the rear body panel; Remove the small piece of flexible rubber sound deading compound over the opening that contains the upper portion of the strut mounting nut. You will need to use a 3/8 inch ratchet with a deep well socket to remove the nut. Place the socket on the nut first, then place ratchet onto the socket. Lefty loosey, righty tighty. Have helper to hold unit in place, to replace. However, placing a small floor jack under the strut and jacking into place will work, if your working alone. After install,,, double check. Loose strut nut results in a hard to find rattle that sounds like loose exhaust.