Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
WARNINGDo not support the weight of the vehicle on the suspension arm; the arm will deform under its weight.
Negative battery cable. Because of the air bag system, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
To disassemble the strut:
Install a bolt and 2 nuts to the bracket at the lower portion of the strut shell and secure it in a vise
To assemble the strut:
Install the spring bumper to piston
Using a spring compressor, compress the spring.
Coil spring to the strut. Fit the lower end of the coil spring into the gap of the lower seat.
Pack multipurpose grease into the suspension support.
NOTEDo not use an impact wrench to tighten the nut. Also, check that the bearing fits into the recess in the suspension support.
Brake line to the steering knuckle. Tighten the line bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
- Check and adjust the alignment, if needed