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#16: 09-27-2012, 05:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by gear_monkey View Post
Ok..after just about killing myself getting into a position inside the trunk to get to the strut mount tops (I'm 6'4"), I removed the rubber plug and attempted to tighten the center bolt that sits below the trunk sheet metal.

To my disappointment it felt like I was just rotating the bolts instead of tightening them. I turned the socket about 3 full swings without feeling any torque increase. This was the same for both sides.

Am I missing something obvious?
This is because you need to prevent the rod from spinning using an allen key, while you tighten the bolt (see illustration below).