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Its definitely a pain to get it put on right, took me a few times to get things lined up and here is what it will look like when you're done.
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One thing to triple check is make sure the top hat is rotated to the correct spot. That could also cause it to not sit right and pop that bearing out.
 

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Update: I am pretty sure I Have now watched every video on the internet about G8 struts. :) When I saw bearing separate, I thought I cracked it, but it seems just the yellow "dust shield" opened, so today I reseated the yellow dust cap and reinstalled top mount (correctly oriented) and everything looks like it is good. I wanted to ask the group if anyone sees an issue with reseating the bearing dust cap or when this opens, should you trash the bearing?
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Mine popped open as well when I was trying to get things lined up and I just pushed it back together. No issues over the last 24k miles.
 
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