Hyundai Cars 2006-2008

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Disassembly & Assembly



Specific to:

Hyundai Entourage 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and attach Service Tool 09546-2600 or another suitable spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring.
  6.  
  7. Remove the self-locking nut from the strut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring, and dust cover.
  10.  
  11. Inspect the insulator for wear and damage, replace as required.
  12.  
  13. Check the rubber parts for damage or deterioration, replace as required.
  14.  
  15. Install the spring lower pad so that the protrusions fit the holes in the spring lower seat.
  16.  
  17. Compress the spring, using the spring compressor tool.
  18.  
  19. Install the compressed spring over the shock absorber.
    NOTE
    There are 2 color identification marks on the coil spring, one indicates model option and the other indicates load classification. Install the coil spring with the identification mark directed toward the steering knuckle.

  20.  
  21. After fully extending the piston rod, install the spring upper seat and insulator assembly.
  22.  
  23. After correctly seating the upper and lower ends of the coil spring in the upper and lower spring grooves, tighten the new self locking nut temporarily.
  24.  
  25. Remove the spring compression tool. Tighten the self locking nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (60-70 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the strut to the vehicle.
  28.  

Specific to:

Hyundai Accent 2006-2008

Hyundai Elantra 2006-2008

Hyundai Tiburon 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install a spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring so that the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Upper spring seat
     
    Compressed spring from the strut
     
    Spring from the spring compressor
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Compress the spring and install it on the strut.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Upper spring seat and the upper strut mount and torque the nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm)
     
    Strut to the vehicle
     

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

Specific to:

Hyundai Azera 2006-2008

Hyundai Sonata 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install a Spring Compressor Tool, such as J38402.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring so that the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Self locking nut
     

  8.  
  9. Install the Compressor Tool, J38402.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bracket, spring pad and coil spring.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Compress the coil spring with Compressor Tool J38402.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring to the strut
     
    Dust cover, upper spring pad, bushing and hand tighten the lock nut
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the compressor tool when the coil spring is properly aligned and torque the lock nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the strut assembly.
  8.  

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Hyundai Entourage 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front wheels and tires.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake hose bracket bolts from the strut assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the speed sensor (A) and wire bracket bolts (B) from the front steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the speed sensor (A) and wire bracket bolts (B) from the front steering knuckle

  10.  
  11. Make an alignment marking on the camber adjusting bolt and strut for installation alignment approximation later.
  12.  
  13. Remove the front stabilizer control link (A) and nut (B) from the strut.

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    Fig. Remove the front stabilizer control link (A) and nut (B) from the strut

  14.  
  15. Remove the upper strut mounting nuts (A).

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    Fig. Remove the upper strut mounting nuts (A)

  16.  
  17. Remove the front strut mounting bolts from the knuckle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the strut assembly (A) and bolts (B) from its mounting in the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the strut assembly (A) and bolts (B) from its mounting

  20.  

To install:

  1. Install the strut upper mounting nuts. Tightening torque: 33-43 ft. lbs. (45-60 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Match the alignment marks made during removal and install the front strut assembly bolts to the front knuckle. Tightening torque: 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front stabilizer link nut to the strut assembly. Tightening torque: 72-87 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the speed sensor and wire bracket bolts. Tightening torque: 60-96 inch lbs. (7-11 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the brake hose bracket bolt to the axle assembly.
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  11. Install the wheel and the tire to the front hub. Tightening torque: 65-80 ft. lbs. (90-110 Nm).
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when installing the front wheel and tire.

  12.  

Specific to:

Hyundai Accent 2006-2008

Hyundai Elantra 2006-2008

Hyundai Tiburon 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install a spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring so that the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper strut mount
     
    Upper spring seat
     
    Compressed spring from the strut
     
    Spring from the spring compressor

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    Fig. Rear strut components

     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Compress the spring and install it on the strut.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Upper spring seat and the upper strut mount and torque the nut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm)
     
    Strut to the vehicle
     

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

Specific to:

Hyundai Azera 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install a Spring Compressor Tool, such as J38402.
  4.  
  5. Compress the coil spring so that the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Self locking nut
     

  8.  
  9. Install the Compressor Tool, J38402.
  10.  
  11. Remove the bracket, spring pad and coil spring.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Compress the coil spring with Compressor Tool J38402.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring to the strut
     
    Dust cover, upper spring pad, bushing and hand tighten the lock nut
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the compressor tool when the coil spring is properly aligned and torque the lock nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the strut assembly.
  8.  

 
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