REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Place the ignition key in the unlocked position to permit free movement of the front wheels.
- Working from the engine compartment remove the nut (16 mm) that attaches the strut to the upper mount. A screwdriver in the slot will hold the rod stationary while removing the nut.
The vehicle should not be driven while the nut is removed so make sure the car is in position for hoisting purposes.
- Raise the front of the vehicle by the lower control arms, and place safety stands under the frame jacking pads, rearward of the wheels.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the brake caliper, rotor assembly, and dust shield.
- Remove the two lower nuts and bolts attaching the strut to the spindle.
- Lift the strut up from the spindle to compress the rod, then pull down and remove the strut.
- With the rod half extended, place the rod through the upper mount and hand start the mount as soon as possible.
- Extend the strut and position it into the spindle.
- Install the two lower mounting bolts and hand start the nuts.
- Tighten the nut that attaches the strut to the upper body mount to 60-75 ft. lbs. This can be done from inside the engine compartment.
Position a screwdriver in the slot to hold the rod stationary while the nut is being tightened.
- Remove the suspension load from the lower control arms by lowering the hoist and tighten the lower mounting nuts to 150 ft. lbs.
- Raise the suspension control arms and install the brake caliper, rotor assembly and dust shield.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.