Mechanics

MISSUBISHI REAR STRUTS

1996 Mitsubishi Galant • 4 cylinder FWD Automatic • 120,000 miles

How to replace 1996 mitsubishi galant rear strut?
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Dontknowhow
January 15, 2011.



1. Raise and support vehicle.

Fig. 10 Stabilizer Bar Link Bolt Protrusion

Fig. 8 Bracket Assembly Installation

2. Position jack under torsion axle and arm assembly, Fig. 7 and 8.
3. Remove shock absorber cap, shock absorber upper, then lower attaching nuts.
4. Remove shock absorber assembly from torsion axle and arm assembly.
5. Compress coil spring, then, while holding piston rod, remove piston rod attaching nut.
6. Remove washer, upper bushing (A), bracket, spring pad, upper bushing (B), collar, cup, dust cover, rubber bumper and coil spring from shock absorber.
7. Inspect rubber parts and coil springs for cracks, damage or deterioration and replace as necessary. If coil spring replacement is necessary, be sure to use spring having the correct identification marks.
8. Fully compress coil spring, then install spring into shock absorber.
9. Install dust cover on cup assembly.
10. Extend piston rod as far as possible, then install rubber bumper, cup assembly, collar, upper bushing (B), spring pad, bracket assembly, upper bushing (A) and washer.
11. Position bracket assembly as shown, Fig. 8, tighten piston rod attaching nut to specification, then remove spring compressor.
12. Install shock absorber assembly in torsion axle and arm assembly. Tighten lower attaching bolts to specification.
13. Install cap, then the shock absorber attaching nuts. Tighten upper attaching bolts to specification.
14. Install trunk compartment front trim, then remove jack from torsion axle and arm assembly.
15. Install rear wheels.

Wrenchtech
Jan 15, 2011.
From looking at this answer, this seems to be a copy, of perhaps a manual, but I can't understand or tell quite what to do without being able to see the figures it speaks of. I was wondering if I could do it myself. When looking at the car it appears that the shocks go up behind the backseat of the car. Do you have to take out the backseat, and how complex is this repair is what I am wondering. I can't tell from your reply. Thank you.

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Dontknowhow
Jan 15, 2011.
Some are accessed from the trunk and some are accessed by removing the back seat. You will have to look and see which this is. You will need a spring compressor to do this so if you have never done it, it could be dangerous so I suggest you have someone do it for you.

Wrenchtech
Jan 15, 2011.