Vue 2002-2005

Coil Springs

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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:

    Strut from the vehicle
     
    Place the strut into spring compressor J45400 or a similar compressor.
     
    Compress the spring enough to completely unload the upper strut mount
     
    Strut shaft nut while holding the shaft stationary with a TORX®socket
     
    Release the spring compressor
     
    Spring from the strut
     
    Remaining strut assembly components, examine for wear or damage and replaces as necessary

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    Fig. Place the strut into spring compressor J45400



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    Fig. Exploded view of the strut assembly

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut into spring compressor
     
    Extend the strut shaft to its full travel
     
    Strut to the spring
     
    Upper spring seat onto the strut shaft and align the flat with the strut-to-knuckle bracket
     
    Top mount onto the strut shaft and align the flat 180 degrees from the flat on the upper spring seat
     
    Strut top nut and tighten with a wrench while holding the strut shaft with a socket
     

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  3. Make sure the flats are aligned on the upper spring seat and top mount before tightening the nut. Then tighten the nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  5. Release the spring compressor tool.
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  7. Install the strut to the vehicle.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Place the strut into spring compressor J45400 or a similar compressor.
  6.  
  7. Compress the spring enough to completely unloa