Hyundai Car 1999-05

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation



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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket from the mounting fork
     
    Mounting fork and lower arm connecting bolt
     
    Strut upper mounting nuts
     
    Strut assembly
     

  4.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the front strut assembly


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly
     
    Fork to the strut and torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    Fork to the lower arm and torque the bolt to 88 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     
    Upper strut mounting nuts and torque to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.
  4.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the strut assembly components

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Steering knuckle pinch bolts
     
    Upper strut mount
     
    Strut
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Position the strut to the vehicle and tighten the fasteners to the following specifications:
    1. Steering knuckle pinch bolts, for Accent and Sonata: 65-76 ft. lbs. (95-105 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Steering knuckle pinch bolts, for Elantra and Tiburon: 80-94 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Upper strut mount nuts, for Accent: 14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Upper strut mount nuts, for Elantra and Tiburon: 25-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Upper strut mount nuts, for Sonata: 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-34 Nm).
    10.  

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake hose bracket
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.
  6.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the strut assembly components

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Steering knuckle pinch bolts
     
    Upper strut mount
     
    Strut
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Position the strut to the vehicle and tighten the fasteners to the following specifications:
    1. Steering knuckle pinch bolts, for Accent and Sonata: 65-76 ft. lbs. (95-105 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Steering knuckle pinch bolts, for Elantra and Tiburon: 80-94 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Upper strut mount nuts, for Accent: 14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Upper strut mount nuts, for Elantra and Tiburon: 25-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Upper strut mount nuts, for Sonata: 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-34 Nm).
    10.  

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake hose bracket
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.
  6.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Strut upper mounting bolts
     
    Lower mounting bolts
     
    Strut assembly

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the strut assembly

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly and torque the lower bolts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm)
     
    Strut upper mounting bolts and torque to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  
  3. Check and/or adjust the wheel alignment.
  4.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket from the mounting fork
     
    Mounting fork and lower arm connecting bolt
     
    Strut upper mounting nuts