MINI 2002-05

Strut (MacPherson Strut) Assembly

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Place a jack or other support to relieve the load on the trailing arm.
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  5. Remove the lower strut mounting bolt.
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  7. Release the ABS sensor and brake hose from the retainers on the strut.
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  9. Remove the 2 upper retaining bolts for the strut.
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  11. Support the strut and remove it from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the strut and install the upper mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
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  3. Be sure that the rubber grommets for the ABS sensor and brake hose are correctly installed.
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  5. Install the ABS sensor and brake hose to the strut retainers.
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  7. Install the lower strut bolt and torque to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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  9. Remove the jack from under the trailing arm.
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