Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Place the strut in a vise and compress the spring.
Self-locking nut from the bearing plate and discard the nut
Install or connect the following:
New strut cartridge and torque the spanner nut to 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm)
Remove the spring compressor and be sure the coil spring stays properly seated.
Strut assembly and torque the upper mounting bolts 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm)
- Torque the hub nut to 125 ft. lbs. (170 Nm) plus an additional 45 degrees.
Pump the brake pedal to position the brake caliper piston.
CAUTIONDo not attempt to move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
- Check front wheel alignment.