ION 2006-2007

Coil Springs


Removal & Installation

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

    Strut from the vehicle
    Upper strut cap retainers and the cap
    Place the strut into a spring compressor. Fasten the assembly with a strut to steering knuckle bolt through the lower mounting hole
    Compress the spring enough to completely unload the upper strut mount
    Strut shaft nut while holding the shaft stationary with a Torx® socket
    Release the spring compressor and tilt the strut outward
    Upper strut mount assembly


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut into spring compressor
    Lower spring seat insulator
    Extend the strut shaft to its full travel
    Jounce bumper into the dust shield
    Dust shield assembly
    Spring to the strut and make certain that it is properly positioned in the seat and isolator
    Upper spring seat and insulator
    Bearing and strut mount
    Compress the spring while guiding the strut shaft through the upper strut mount assembly. Do not over compress the spring
    Strut shaft nut and torque to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).

  3. Release the spring compressor tool.

    Upper strut cap and retainers. Tighten the retainers to 124 inch lbs. (14 Nm).

  5. Strut to the vehicle.