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2005 Infiniti FX35 Base 4dr 2WD

2005 Infiniti FX35
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, 2WD Sport Utility
17 mpg city / 23 mpg hwy
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January 26, 2013, 2:59 pm

Eric P

Question: removing rear hatch pistons at the ball joint

How do I separate the old socket from the ball at the joints?

January 31, 2013, 1:52 pm

Tyler O

There is probably a release clip at the back of the strut

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January 31, 2013, 2:11 pm

Eric P

Well I couldn't pull that ball out of the socket to save my life and no one I asked had a clue... so I Dremelled the ball in half (fortunately the sockets were on the failed strut and not the bracket) and the ball snapped into the new strut... i a snap!

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