Vue 2006-2007

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Disassembly & Assembly



  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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    Fig. Strut installed in a compressor

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  5. Install the strut in a strut compressor tool, such as J 45400.
    NOTE
    The spring is compressed when the strut moves freely.

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  7. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.

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    Fig. Use a 45 TORX® socket in order to hold the strut shaft

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  9. Use a 45 TORX® socket in order to hold the strut shaft. Remove the upper strut mount nut.
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  11. Remove the strut from the compressor.
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  13. Loosen the compressor forcing screw until the upper strut mount and coil spring may be removed.
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  15. Remove the upper strut mount and the coil spring from the compressor.
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To assemble

  1. Install the coil spring and upper strut mount in the compressor.
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  3. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.
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  5. Install the strut to the coil spring and upper strut mount.
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  7. Install the strut retaining nut. Install the strut mount nut. Tighten the strut mount nut to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm).
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  9. Remove the strut from the compressor.
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  11. Install the strut.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The strut to body attaching nuts
     
    The front wheel
     
    The brake hose bracket from the strut assembly
     
    Loosen the steering knuckle-to-strut fasteners, but do not remove them
     
    The stabilizer bar link to the strut assembly attaching nut and move it toward the rear of the vehicle
     
    Place a rag over the