Aurora 2001-2003

Strut (MacPherson Strut)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel speed sensor electrical connector
     
    ABS speed sensor bracket from the strut
     
    Brake line bracket, if removing the left strut
     

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  5. Matchmark the lower strut bracket to the steering knuckle.
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  7. Support the steering knuckle.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower strut bracket nut and through-bolts
     
    3 upper strut plate mounting nuts and washers
     
    Strut from the vehicle
     

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To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the upper and lower strut mounting components

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut, but do not tighten the upper strut plate-to-body nuts yet
     
    Lower strut through-bolts by aligning the matchmarks. Torque the nuts to 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm).
     

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  3. Remove the steering knuckle support.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Brake line bracket to the strut, if removed
     
    ABS wheel speed sensor bracket on the strut
     
    ABS sensor electrical connector
     
    Front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
     
    Upper strut plate nuts. Torque the nuts to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  7. Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.
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