Hyundai Cars 2006-2008

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Disassembly & Assembly



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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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 Accent 2006-2008

Hyundai Elantra 2006-2008

Hyundai Tiburon 2006-2008

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

    Rear seatback assembly and wheel house cover
     
    Rear wheel
     
    Upper mounting nuts
     
    Brake hose and wheel speed sensor connectors
     
    Carrier mounting nuts
     
    Strut assembly
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly and torque the carrier mounting nuts to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm)
     
    Brake hose and wheel speed sensor connectors
     
    Upper mounting nuts and torque the nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on the Accent and to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) for the Elantra
     
    Wheel house cover and wheel
     
    Rear seatback
     

  2.  

Specific to:

Hyundai Azera 2006-2008

Hyundai Sonata 2006-2008

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

    Rear wheel
     
    Lower mounting bolt
     
    Upper arm and rear carrier bolt
     
    Strut mounting bracket
     
    Strut assembly

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear strut assembly

     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly and mounting bracket and torque the bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Upper arm and rear carrier bolt and torque the bolt to 88 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     
    Lower mounting bolt
     
    Rear wheel
     

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