Use a colored pencil to mark the old strut on the bolt. Step 4: Use penetrating oil to coat any rusted fasteners, let soak for approximately 1 hour. Step 5: (Optional) While waiting for oil to soak, take this time to inspect all other components that may need replacement (brake pads, rotors, brake hoses, ball joints, CV boots, tie rod ends, bushings, sway bars, etc).Step 6: Remove any brake line or wire attachments from the strut body. Do not disconnect brake lines (if possible)! Opening brake lines will require bleeding of the brake system. Use extreme caution when removing brake lines from your struts, as any damage to your brake line can result in expensive and time consuming repairs. Step 7: Remove sway bar attached to the strut assembly or control arm. Step 8: Remove the tie rod (only if it attached to the body of the strut, if not leave it attached to the steering knuckle).
Step 9: Remove the strut to knuckle bolts at the bottom of the strut. On some vehicles, the brake caliper and rotor may need to be removed to gain access. Step 10: Remove the upper mounting plate bolts located in the engine or trunk compartment. Do not remove the center retaining nut!It is not safe to unload the spring from the assembly in this position. Step 11: Carefully remove the old strut assembly from the vehicle. Be very cautious not to let the strut "drop" down on your brake line, rotor or drum. Step 12: Install the new Complete Strut Assembly in the reverse order as above (steps 11-6). Using an anti-seize compound on all fasteners is suggested. Step 13: Carefully double check your work and make sure everything is tightened to manufacturers torque specifications. Step 14: Replace the tire the rotor and tighten to manufacturers torque specifications.
Step 15: Slowly lower the vehicle down after removing the jack stands. Pay very close attention to any odd sounds when the vehicle is lowered onto the new Complete Strut Assemblies.
Step 16: It is very important that you immediately "road test" your vehicle right away to ensure that installation was done properly. Listen and feel for common signs of incorrect installation while driving slowly over speed bumps, rough road or potholes. When the original car shock absorber is removed, the corresponding positions of the top rubber and spring should be marked first. When replacing the shock absorber, ensure that the top rubber and the original mark points of the spring are aligned. Failure to follow this operation may cause abnormal noise in the suspension system!
Installing the top rubber should use special tools to manually install, remember not to use any tool to clamp the shock absorber piston rod (bright rod part), so as not to scratch the shock absorber piston rod, causing oil leakage. Do not use pneumatic or electric wrenches for the top glue installation to avoid slippage or damage to the shock absorber piston rod bolts. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts & Accessories\Steering & Suspension\Shocks, Struts & Assemblies".
The seller is "jazautoparts" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.