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washingtonOBXT 02-19-2013 09:49 PM

help needed: dust boot removal
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im changing out my struts and springs for king springs with 04 kybs in the rear, i got the spring and top hat off, but how do i get the dust boot off? a picture is attatched to illustrate what mine looks like. also, i did not see a rubber bushing that many struts have, is this because the bump stop is on the frame of the car?

washingtonOBXT 02-20-2013 07:55 AM

im doing this this afternoon so i need to figure it out, any help would be much apreciated

Rester5350 02-20-2013 08:35 AM

I used a thin flathead screwdriver to brake the grime loose and pulled it off. I also think that I started from the inside of the boot. Good luck.

Dbl_D718 02-20-2013 03:50 PM

It just pulls off, but it'll be stuck on there pretty good. I didn't need any tools to get them off though; just pulled/pushed until it came off...wasn't too hard.

mwiener2 02-20-2013 04:36 PM

pull harder

Underdog 02-20-2013 05:18 PM

If you really get stuck you can use channel locks to grab a third of the boot at a time and pinch it slightly to loosen the rust between the boot and the shaft.

Rester5350 02-20-2013 05:25 PM

If you play with it enough it will come!:p

Rester5350 02-24-2013 04:18 PM

How did everything work out for you?

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