I am trying to replace the rear struts on a 2008 FDII Patriot. I had a look at the service manual section showing removal of the rear struts and attempted to do the job the steps outlined.
I got to the point where the strut was disconnected but wasn't able to lower the control arm enough to pull the top of the strut out of the body. Since then I found the guide here for the lift kit and it shows dropping the control arm. Will I need to do the same for just a strut replacement?
The shop quoted me $400 just for the labour on the rear struts. I did the front already, they were not that difficult.