ION 2006-2007

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  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
     
    Spring
     

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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).
     

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  3. Release the spring compressor tool.

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

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  5. Strut to the vehicle.
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