Neon, 2000 - 2005

Tension Strut

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Tension strut-to-knuckle nut by holding the strut with a wrench
     
    Forward tension strut retainer
     
    Rear tension strut bayonet bushing
     
    Parking brake cable from tension strut bolt
     
    Tension strut from the chassis
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    The mounting bolt with the stud on the head is installed on the inboard side.



    Tension strut to the chassis and torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable to tension strut nut and torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     



    Rear tension strut bayonet bushing making sure that the stepped area faces toward the knuckle
     
    Tension strut retainer
     
    Tension strut-to-knuckle nut by holding the strut with a wrench and torque the nut to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
     
    Rear wheels and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

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  3. Check and/or align the rear wheels.
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