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Car: 2006 Chrysler Midnite Blue 300c CRD Touring
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So, after lengthy dialogue with those nice chaps at the Custom300cShop and some correspondence with Rock Auto in the US I'm still no nearer to getting the correct struts. It was suggested that I change the ends - put the old end from my existing strut on to the new strut - but I couldn't figure a way to do this without the risk damaging the piston on the new strut.
On top of every thing else, the top - tailgate end - of the strut, the one held on by a bolt [slightly larger than a T40 torque] didn't seem to want to move. I've been soaking it with WD40 every time I open the boot and today it finally moved!
So, the only thing I can think of now is to fit a ball fitting into the bolt hole and use a normal strut. I don't see any reason why this should be a problem apart from obtaining a ball fitting that is...
Does any one have any idea what size I would need? I can remove the existing bolt to get a thread size, is there a standard size for these ball fittings?