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Resolved 1G - How to Remove ball joint from hatch struts?

SnowmanFD

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Dec 11, 2021
North Seattle, Washington
Im trying to replace the struts for my hatch and i cant seem to get the old ones off the ball joint anyone know how to?

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danl

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Apr 8, 2002
Severn, Maryland
I've done this job twice. Both replacements came with the 2 bolt bracket attached, so no need to separate the pieces. Maybe on an OEM strut they come off but for possibly every 1G in existence, those have been discarded two decades ago as they fail quickly and people went with aftermarket units which do not separate.
 

SnowmanFD

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130
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Dec 11, 2021
North Seattle, Washington
The replacements should be direct, bolt-on replacements.
The bottom 2 pics are the new one

I've done this job twice. Both replacements came with the 2 bolt bracket attached, so no need to separate the pieces. Maybe on an OEM strut they come off but for possibly every 1G in existence, those have been discarded two decades ago as they fail quickly and people went with aftermarket units which do not separate.
I got these from orileys, where do you reccomend i buy them?
 

SnowmanFD

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Dec 11, 2021
North Seattle, Washington
This is the new one, both sides and the label 👍

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Tyeler18

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Dec 16, 2008
Casa Grande, Arizona
What part number did they give you? Sounds like they gave you the wrong ones. I've replaced quite a few of these with various brands and all of them have come with brackets like your originals.
 

SnowmanFD

Proven Member
130
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Dec 11, 2021
North Seattle, Washington
I didn't actually get a part number, i walked up to the counter in orileys and asked for hatch struts for a 90 eclipse. Funny thing is i called the day before to order them and when i asked about install they said all you need is a screw driver. Sidenote: the length is exactly the same as the old ones
 

greddy_1700

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Aug 27, 2006
Regina, SK_Canada
You can buy these replacement style assuming you have already purchased a set that comes with newer brackets which have a standard ball mount. For your case, you need to return those and purchase a set with brackets. RockAuto shows a good example of this if you look at what they offer.
 

SnowmanFD

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Dec 11, 2021
North Seattle, Washington
You can buy these replacement style assuming you have already purchased a set that comes with newer brackets which have a standard ball mount. For your case, you need to return those and purchase a set with brackets. RockAuto shows a good example of this if you look at what they offer.
Alright, thanks for the help everyone!
 
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