Vue 2006-2007

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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  5. Place the strut into spring compressor J45400 or a similar compressor.
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  7. Compress the spring enough to completely unload the upper strut mount.
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  9. Remove the strut shaft nut while holding the shaft stationary with a TORX®socket.
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  11. Release the spring compressor.
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  13. Remove the spring from the strut
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  15. Remove the 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:

    The strut into spring compressor
     
    Extend the strut shaft to its full travel
     
    The strut to the spring
     
    The upper spring seat onto the strut shaft and align the flat with the strut-to-knuckle bracket
     
    The top mount onto the strut shaft and align the flat 180° from the flat on the upper spring seat
     
    The 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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