Subaru Car 1998-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle and secure in a soft jawed vise.
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  5. Compress the coil spring with a spring compressor until the upper spring seat can be turned by hand.
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  7. Remove the self-locking nut on the top of the strut assembly, then remove the upper spring seat.
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  9. Remove the coil spring and compressor. If the spring is being replaced, slowly release the spring from the compressor and compress the new coil spring.
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To install:

  1. Place the proper end of the coil spring on the lower spring seat on the strut.
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  3. Install the insulator, upper spring seat and strut mount on the strut piston. Install a new self-locking nut. Tighten the nut to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm).
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  5. Slowly release the spring compressor.
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  7. Install the strut on to the vehicle.
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