2000 KIA Sportage EX
I have replaced struts before and every time I do it I am scared of using the spring compressor. This time I decided to buy some quick struts by FCS to replace the ones on this KIA. I remember that every single strut I have done the strut mount could be turned by hand or you could try to align it with some sort of pry bar where it meets the forks.
On these FCS quickstruts, both strut mounts were off by a few degrees and I can’t turn them at all. It is impossible! Do I have to compress the springs again and loosen the nut holding the mount in place to be able to turn it? That would defeat the purpose of quick struts? Any advice would be appreciated as I spent the whole day on this and I did not have a spring compressor with me.