I thought I would save myself some money on my 2009 escalade. A mechanic told me one of the front struts was locked up. The cost on the strut alone is over 400.00. I watched you tube videos and decided I could do it myself. I got the old strut off relatively easy. I used the spring compressors to take the strut loose from the coil spring without any trouble. I put the new strut back in the coil spring and tightened everything up.
The problem is when I tried to put it back in place the strut is not compressed enough to get back in the same place it came out of.
I can't seem to get the strut to compress at all so it will fit.
it's hard for me to believe there is no give in the new strut. If it's this hard won't it be a hard ride? That is, of course if o ever get it back together.
can anyone tell me how to get the strut back in place?