REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Remove the access panel and locate the strut upper mounting nuts.
- Remove the strut upper mounting nuts.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- If equipped with ABS, disconnect the wheel sensor electrical harness.
- Disconnect the stabilizer link from the strut body.
- Support the rear suspension assembly with a floor jack.
- Unbolt the strut from the knuckle.
- Remove the strut from the vehicle.
- Before installing the strut, make sure the surface where the strut attaches to the knuckle is clean. This ensures a good connection.
Install the strut assembly and tighten mounting bolts/nuts as follows:
Strut-to-body-14-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm)
- If equipped with ABS, connect the wheel sensor electrical harness.
- Install the rear wheels.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Install the access panel.
See Figure 2
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:
- The strut assembly must be removed from the vehicle to remove the spring
- Using a spring compressor, compress the coil spring.
- 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.
- Remove the spring seat, spring and rubber bumper.
- Install the coil spring with the identification mark toward the steering knuckle.
- Install the rubber bumper, upper rubber seat, upper seat assembly, insulator and washer.
- Align the "D" shaped hole in the spring seat upper assembly with the indentation o the piston rod.
- 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).
- Pack grease in the strut upper bearing and install the cap.
Ensure grease does not contact the insulator rubber.