Q: Q: Front suspension

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I just pulled and replaced the front struts and mounts to my 2012 ford explorer. I just started putting back into place and found that the CV axel doesn't push back up to allow the top alignment of bolt to mount struts back into their respected place.. please someone let me know how to release tension or pressure to allow the bolt pattern to line up. Thanks

My car has 101120 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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