ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Coil Springs

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Specific to:

Buick Park Avenue 1998-1999

Oldsmobile Regency 1998


CAUTION
The coil springs are under a considerable amount of tension. Be very careful when removing or installing them; they can exert enough force to cause very serious injury.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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  3. Disassemble the strut as follows:
    1. Step 1: Place the strut assembly into compressor tool, to compress the coil spring.
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    3. Step 2: Compress the spring slightly.
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    5. Step 3: Hold the strut shaft from turning using a No. 50 Torx® socket and remove the 24mm nut on the top end of the strut.
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    7. Step 4: Install Rod tool J 34013-38 to help guide the strut shaft from the upper mount assembly.
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    9. Step 5: Loosen the spring compressor tool until the coil spring and mount can be removed as an assembly. Remove the lower spring insulator, if equipped.

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      Fig. Use a Torx® socket to keep the piston rod from turning while removing the upper nut-front strut shown



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      Fig. Install Rod J 34013-38 to help guide the strut shaft from the upper mount assembly-front strut shown

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To install:

  1. Assemble the strut as follows:
    1. Step 1: Place the strut in compressor tool.
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    3. Step 2: Install the coil spring over the strut.
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    5. Step 3: Compress the coil spring while guiding strut shaft through the top of the strut assembly.
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    7. Step 4: Install the top strut nut. Torque the nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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    9. Step 5: Remove the strut from the compressor.
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