Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Replace a Strut Assembly

Park the vehicle on a solid level surface. Set the parking brake and chock the rear wheels.

Remove the front hub caps if necessary. Break loose the front wheel lug nuts but do not remove.

Using a floor jack, raise up the front of the vehicle.

Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.

Remove the front wheel lug nuts. Remove the front wheels.

Remove the top nuts that secure the strut assembly to the frame mount inside the engine compartment. Do not remove the center nut.

Mark the lower strut mounting location on the hub for installation reference. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position.

Remove the bolts that hold the strut assembly to the hub.

Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.

Mark the top mount for installation reference. Using a side mounted spring compressor, compress the spring and remove the top nut and retaining washer. Pull strut assembly out from the bottom of spring.

Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. Install the retaining washer and top nut.

Tighten the top nut to the manufacturer's specifications and carefully remove the spring compressor.

Place the strut assembly back into the vehicle.

Loosely install the nuts on the top of the strut assembly to hold it to the frame in the engine compartment.

Line up the bottom mount to the hub marks and torque the bolts to manufacturer's specifications.

Torque the top nuts to the manufacturer's specifications.

Reattach any clips (like the brake lines) to the strut assembly.

Mount the wheel and torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specification in a star pattern. Repeat for the other side.

Road test vehicle to ensure that everything is mounted correctly and working as designed. Visually inspect the strut assembly after road testing.


Tip: After lowering the vehicle back onto the ground it is a good idea to bounce the vehicle up and down lightly to let the shocks settle. Then check to make sure ride height is even and the vehicle is not leaning to one side.

It is strongly recommended to have an alignment performed on the vehicle after this job is completed to ensure all alignment angles are correct.


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This are the sections, you can go through and click the link to read its troubleshooting.

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The car will not start?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-start.html

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Car will not crank?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-will-not-crank.html

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Car has no spark?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-has-no-spark.html

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How to troubleshoot car battery?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-car-battery.html

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How to test starter solenoid?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-starter-solenoid.html

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How to test cars starter?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-cars-starter.html

How to replace starter in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-starter-in-car.html

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car will turn over but will not start?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/05/car-will-turn-over-but-will-not-start.html

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The Brake Indicator Light Stays On dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/brake-indicator-light-stays-on-dash-of.html

The ABS and Traction Control Lights stays ON dash of car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/abs-and-traction-control-lights-stays.html

Check Engine Light On car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/check-engine-light-on-car.html

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How to replace Interior Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-interior-lights-on-car.html

Car lights not working, even after replacing the bulb/lamp?

Click this link below:--

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/car-lights-not-working-even-after.html

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How to replace head lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-head-lights-on-car.html

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How to replace Parking, turn, and Brake Lights on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-parking-turn-and-brake.html
How to remove the door panel on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-remove-door-panel-on-car.html

How to replace power window motor in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-replace-power-window-motor-in.html

How to test relays on car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-test-relays-on-car.html

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How to troubleshoot Engine Misfires?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-troubleshoot-engine-misfires.html

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The spark plug firing order for car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/spark-plug-firing-order-for-car.html

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Where is the Thermostat located in car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/where-is-thermostat-located-in-car.html

How to recharge AC on Auto/Truck/car?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-recharge-ac-on-autotruckcar.html

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How to trouble shoot speedometer?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/06/speedometer-not-working.html

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How to Replace a Fuel Injector

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How to Replace a C.O.P. Type Ignition Coil?

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How to Replace a Fuel Pump?

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-distance-sensor.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-muffler.html

How to Replace an Engine

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-intake-manifold-gasket.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-lubricate-brake-pedal-linkage.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-distributor-cap.html

How to Replace a Door Weather Stripping

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How to Replace a Freeze Plug

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-freeze-plug.html

How to Replace a Head Gasket

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How to Replace a Heater Core

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-spark-plugs.html

How to Replace a Rear Axle Bearing?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-axle-bearing.html

How to Replace a Front Bumper Cover

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-front-bumper-cover.html

How to Replace a Manual Transmission

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-manual-transmission.html

How to Replace a Headlight Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-bulb.html

How to Replace a Headlight Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-headlight-switch.html

How to Replace Windshield Wiper Blades

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How to Replace a Cooling Fan

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How to Replace a Catalytic Converter

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How to Replace an Engine Mount

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-engine-mount.html

How to Replace a Fog Light Assembly

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How to Change Engine Oil and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-switch.html

How to Replace a Rear Main Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-main-seal.html

How to Repair a Defroster Grid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-defroster-grid.html

How to Replace an AWD Transfer Case

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-awd-transfer-case.html

How to Replace a Plastic License Plate Bracket?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-plastic-license-plate.html

How to Replace a Power Seat Motor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-seat-motor.html

How to Replace Power Steering Fluid

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-fluid.html

How to Replace a Power Window Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-window-switch.html

How to Replace a Quarter Glass Panel?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-quarter-glass-panel.html

How to Pressure Test a Radiator and Cap

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-pressure-test-radiator-and-cap.html

How to Replace a Radiator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-radiator.html

How to Repair a Hood.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-repair-hood.html

How to Replace an Energy Absorber

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-energy-absorber.html

How to Replace Heater Core Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-core-hoses.html

How to Replace a Thermostat.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-thermostat.html

How to Rotate Tires.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-rotate-tires.html

How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-wheel-lug-nuts.html

How to Replace a Tire Valve Stem

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tire-valve-stem.html

How to Change a Flat Tire

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-flat-tire.html

How to Replace Leaf Springs

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-leaf-springs.html

How to Replace a Heater Control Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-heater-control-valve.html

How to Replace Transmission Cooler Lines

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transmission-cooler.html

How to Replace an Ignition Control Unit

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-ignition-control-unit.html

How to Replace a Brake Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-brake-hose.html

How to Replace a Transfer Case Rear Output Seal

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-transfer-case-rear.html

How to Replace a Seat Belt and Seatbelt Retractor

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-seat-belt-and-seatbelt.html

How to Replace a Power Steering Rack

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-power-steering-rack.html

How to Bleed Brakes with a Tool

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-bleed-brakes-with-tool.html

How to Replace a Tail Light Bulb

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-tail-light-bulb.html

How to Check Automatic Transmission Fluid Level

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-check-automatic-transmission.html

How to Change Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-change-automatic-transmission.html

How to Replace Vacuum Hoses

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-vacuum-hoses.html

How to Replace an Air Intake Boot

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-air-intake-boot.html

How to Replace a Valve Cover Gasket

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-valve-cover-gasket.html

How to Replace a Water Pump

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-water-pump.html

How to Replace a Windshield Wiper Switch

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-windshield-wiper-switch.html

How to Replace Window Run Channel Seals

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-run-channel-seals.html

How to Replace a Window Regulator

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-window-regulator.html

How to Balance a Tire and Wheel

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-balance-tire-and-wheel.html

How to Replace a Window Motor

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How to Adjust a Hood Release Latch?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-adjust-hood-release-latch.html

How to Replace a Radiator Support

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How to Replace a Rear Pinion Seal.

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-rear-pinion-seal.html

How to Replace Battery Cables

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How to Replace a Proportioning Valve

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-proportioning-valve.html

How to Replace an Upper Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-upper-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Lower Radiator Hose

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lower-radiator-hose.html

How to Replace a Timing Belt?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-timing-belt.html

How to Check for Loose or Worn Suspension

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How to Check for Loose Steering System

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How to Replace an Oil Pressure Switch (Sensor)

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How to Replace a Fender Liner or Splash Shield

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How to Replace a Hood Latch/Lock Assembly

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How to Replace a Lift Gate Strut

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-to-replace-lift-gate-strut.html

How to Replace Mud Flaps (Mud Guards)

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How to Replace a Mirror

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-to-replace-transfer-case-shift.html

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