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      01-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #2
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This is normal. The gas is pressurized on both sides of the piston. The strut will rest where where pressure on both sides if the piston is equal. The strut is designed to "pre-load" the spring. There are a couple threads in the DIY section which show how others have successfully reinstalled the springs.