Protege 1999-2000

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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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:
    NOTE
    The suspension will drop when the weight lifts off the wheels.



    Rear wheel(s)
     
    Speed sensor harness
     
    Rear seat belt on 4SD models or trunk side trim on the 5HB.
     
    Clip and brake hose
     
    Stabilizer link nut
     
    Bottom strut mount bolt
     
    Cap
     
    Top strut nuts
     



    Strut assembly
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut assembly
     
    Upper mounting nuts and tighten to 34-46 ft. lbs. (47-62 Nm)
     
    Cap
     
    Bottom strut mount bolt and tighten to 68-93 ft. lbs. (94-126 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer link nut and tighten to 32-44 ft. lbs. (44-60 Nm)
     
    Brake hose and clip
     
    Rear seat belt on 4SD models or trunk side trim on the 5HB.
     
    Speed sensor harness
     
    Rear wheel(s)
     

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