Malibu 2001-2005

Strut (MacPherson Strut)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Matchmark the strut-to-knuckle position.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Upper strut-to-chassis nuts
     
    Strut-to-knuckle bolts
     
    Strut
     

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To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the upper strut mounting



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Fig. Exploded view of the lower strut mounting

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Align the matchmarks to ensure proper alignment.



    Strut and finger-tighten the strut-to-knuckle bolts
     
    Upper strut-to-chassis nuts. Torque the nuts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
     



    Strut-to-knuckle bolts. Torque them to 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
     
    Rear wheels
     

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  3. Check and/or adjust the alignment.
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