Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY
I salute you.
Not only did the 1/4" male fit right in the pinch, but on turning 45 degrees, it opened the clamp better than any pry bar.
I had major problems with other techniques....hammered, pried, air hammered, pulled; mucho penetrating silicone lube. Zero effect.
But after trying your approach, the strut simply and easily lifted out on the first try!!!
Whoa. You are my HERO!
glad it worked for you too. I remember the first time I did the job it was a PITA with a small prybar, then I heard about the socket adapter from somewhere, and it worked great! I've used this method 3 times now! you just have to buy a new one after a few uses, but at least they're cheap