Connect with us

Undercar

How To Install Struts

THE LEFT OR RIGHT STRUT INSTALLS OK, BUT THE OTHER SIDE WON’T LINE UP

Advertisement
Click Here to Read More
Advertisement

Sometimes, a simple installation isn’t. To install some struts, it may be necessary to rotate the upper strut mount insulator which can be separated from the mount. The directions are as follows:

1. Make a mark on the upper mount in line with (depending on the model) the notch in the strut pinch bolt area or the steering knuckle bracket.

2. Disassemble and loosen the spring compressor so you can remove the mount and insulator.

3. Separate the rubber insulator from the underside of the mount and then put the insulator back onto the spring so that the insulator matches the spring position.

4. Put the strut back into the spring and put the mount onto the insulator.

5. Align the mark on the mount to the notch in the strut or steering knuckle bracket.

6. Compress the mount and spring assembly, install and torque the strut nut to OEM specifications.

7. Reinstall the assembly.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Loading Post...

Loading Post...

Loading Post...

Advertisement

POPULAR POSTS

Service Advisor: ABS Bleeding Procedures for Common GM Vehicles

Service Advisor – What does SAE 10W-30 actually mean?

Featured

Keeping the 3.5 Alive – Service Notes for Chrysler’s V6 Engine

Living Under the Hood: Diagnosing Central Port Fuel Injection

Connect