Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide

MacPherson Struts

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear strut assembly used in multi-link rear suspension

  1. Remove the access panel and locate the strut upper mounting nuts.
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  3. Remove the strut upper mounting nuts.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  7. Remove the rear wheels.
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  9. If equipped with ABS, disconnect the wheel sensor electrical harness.
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  11. Disconnect the stabilizer link from the strut body.
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  13. Support the rear suspension assembly with a floor jack.
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  15. Unbolt the strut from the knuckle.
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  17. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Before installing the strut, make sure the surface where the strut attaches to the knuckle is clean. This ensures a good connection.
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  3. Install the strut assembly and tighten mounting bolts/nuts as follows:

    Strut-to-body-14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
     
    Strut-to-knuckle bolts-80-90 ft. lbs. (110-130 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer link-to-knuckle bolt-25-33 ft. lbs. (35-45 Nm)
     

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  1. If equipped with ABS, connect the wheel sensor electrical harness.
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  3. Install the rear wheels.
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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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  7. Install the access panel.
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STRUT OVERHAUL



See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear strut components

Hyundai does not recommend strut overhaul for late model vehicles. If determined faulty, the strut should be replaced as an assembly. The strut spring can be serviced as follows:

  1. The strut assembly must be removed from the vehicle to remove the spring
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  3. Using a spring compressor, compress the coil spring.
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  5. Hold the upper spring seat with spanner wrench (PN 09546-11000), or equivalent, loosen the nut at the top end of the strut and remove the insulator.
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  7. Remove the spring seat, spring and rubber bumper.
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To Install:
  1. Install the coil spring with the identification mark toward the steering knuckle.
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  3. Install the rubber bumper, upper rubber seat, upper seat assembly, insulator and washer.
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  5. Align the "D" shaped hole in the spring seat upper assembly with the indentation o the piston rod.
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  7. After seating the upper and lower ends of the coil spring in the upper and lower spring seat groves, tighten locknut to 29-36 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
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  9. Pack grease in the strut upper bearing and install the cap.
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Ensure grease does not contact the insulator rubber.

 
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