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I'm looking at replacing the struts on my liftgate. Does the OEM strut pop off the ball stud, or is it permanantly attached to the ballstud and the only way to remove it is via unscrewing the stud?
 

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So, after replacing one this weekend, it definitely did not come apart. In fact, the ball was seized to the strut, requiring cutting the strut. It looks like every time I was opening and closing the hatch, it was turning the thread, not pivoting in the joint.
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