Ah! Thanks. Will have to buy anotherone tomorrow.
Hopefully, this will be a lot easier to fit; just snap it into place.
It was a bugger having to get the old one off; the manual just said "remove clip and take off sideways".
Didn't mention HOW to get clip to release, how to remove seat bolster, the fact you have a tiny space to work in, etc.
I decided that I should put in a new strut rather than a used one. I bought the first one (new part, genuine) from a wreckers for $25 and replaced the old strut.
That was the one that gave me all the grief.
I bought another strut today from Ford ($36) and went to fit it, hopefully the easy as mentioned previously.
The mounting stud was on the RH hinge, but I couldn't find a mounting stud inside the cabin near the seat belt reel.
I investigated (without taking out that bugger of a seat bolster) and am 99% sure there is NO mounting stud on the RH side. It looked as there were two small marks, which may have been a spot weld mark.
So what gives?
Has the mount been removed / fallen off?
Were the mounts on a plate which was spot welded on?
With only one strut, the boot lid is still prone to fall down. Without a mounting stud inside the cabin near the parcel shelf, I can't put in a strut on the RH side.
So what gives?
Has anyone got a EA shell that they can look at? Was the stud on a bracket which was welded?
Do I need to get a bracket from a wreckers and weld it on?
Should I give it to a ford dealer to install, then complain about the "quote" they gave me when they tell me the stud is missing, and demand they install it properly at the original quoted price?
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