Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Regal 2001-2005

Strut (MacPherson Strut)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Three strut to body nuts
     
    Rear tire and wheel
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the strut
     

  4.  
  5. Scribe the strut to the knuckle.
    NOTE
    The knuckle must be retained after the strut to knuckle bolts have been removed. Damage may occur to the ball joint or drive axle if the knuckle is not retained.

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Strut to knuckle bolts
     
    Strut
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut
     
    Strut to knuckle bolts and torque the bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer shaft link to the strut
     
    Rear tire and wheel
     
    Three strut to body mount nuts and torque them to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Road test the vehicle and adjust the rear wheel alignment if needed.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket at the strut
     
    Strut mount to body nuts
     
    Strut/stabilizer shaft bracket from the knuckle
     
    Strut
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut mount-to-body nuts and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Strut/stabilizer shaft bracket to the knuckle
     
    Strut-to-knuckle bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 82 ft. lbs. (112 Nm).
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Three strut-to-body nuts
     
    Rear tire and wheel
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the strut
     

  4.  
  5. Scribe the strut to the knuckle.
    NOTE
    The knuckle must be retained after the strut to knuckle bolts have been removed. Damage may occur to the ball joint or drive axle if the knuckle is not retained.

  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Strut to knuckle bolts
     
    Strut
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut
     
    Strut to knuckle bolts and torque the bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer shaft link to the strut
     
    Rear tire and wheel
     
    Three strut to body mount nuts and torque them to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Road test the vehicle and adjust the rear wheel alignment if needed.
  4.  

 
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