How to Replace Shocks and Struts in a Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix – 2003-2008

today we're going to be showing you how to install lotus try to sell this video we'll install these duralast loaded strut assemblies in the front and rear of this two thousand seven Pontiac vibe this installation works exactly the same for Toyota matrix loaded strut assembly you don't have to take the assembly part to get to the structure instead of taking an old assembly out then we're moving just this spring from struck you get to put in this whole new assembly right now insulator das boot new Cold Spring and the struts in this lotus strut sound like that's all in one piece faster safer easier install to improve your ride control you can do this job safely at home with hand tools this job you'll need a fork ranch thirty millimeter deep well socket are these from AutoZone with low tool program only a few other stock nineteen millimeter twenty one millimeter twenty two millimeter seventeen millimeter deep fourteen millimeter deep regular fourteen millimeter and a twelve millimeter half inch drive breaker bar seven eight sort twenty two millimeter combo reg seven sixteen seventeen millimeter combo wrench quarter inch ratchet eight cents ratchet half in traction half inch drive six inch extension punch Crockett screwdriver in a six millimeters Allen wrench in the mail you may also need to rest Patrick V. blast and of course we'll get a hydraulic Jack and subjects design drawings Jack to please vehicle slightly for your owner's manual for the correct position at Jack's car this car has a hubcap take those off to access Lugnuts begin removing the we'll break the lug nuts before raising the vehicle completely raise the vehicle with the Jack then inserted Jack stand and secure area of the vehicles Frank remove the lug nuts and we'll it's sort of break the axolotl he's a part not the actual loose from the spent unscrew the clip holding the break we'll see such replace this will allow these to stay out of the way when installing struck Eldridge to break the sway bar links you made some rust penetrant to clean this up for will come off put the Jack under the lower control arm to remove pressure race and loosened the two bottom for lower the Jack is needed to adjust pressure and then remove the two balls listen and removed two of the three upper nuts when you need to go under the hood to access when removing the third not hold on the assembly from the outside to prevent it from dropping you may want to have a second person all the assembly while removing the file not once the loose to pull the assembly out now you're ready to install your new or something light up the bolts in the top of the assembly and it's all in the same position as the oldest son all the top notes type stop on both sides Jack to adjust the lower control arm and then install the sway bar links install the brake hose click install the axle nut and tighten with a torque just put the wheel back %HESITATION all the lug nuts and lower the cartilage barely touching the ground and take a look nothing to start that for the car all the way it's not how captain Lugnut caps are gonna repeat this process on the other side and then you're gonna move to the rear take up in the middle of the plastic for cover to access the third full remove the tire cover in fact listen and remove the top that starting with the two U. access from the top finishing with one full access for remove the bottom not washer from the study the assembly passed all the assembly in the same position as the old seven installed to talk let's talk stole the ball from the bottom stole the bottom of the assembly on the street now then install the nuts and washers toward just fact reinstall the we'll repeat this process on the other side what you've got both assemblies installed you want to put the interior paneling back together

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