Front Struts

Tiny
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  • 2006 CHEVROLET UPLANDER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
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How do you replace the front struts on a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 7:31 PM

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JOE F
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Hello,

You will need to raise the car up first here is a guide that will help.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here are instructions and diagrams below that will help you get the job done.

Removal Procedure

Notice: Refer to Avoid chipping or scratching the coating.

Remove the wiper module.
Important: Lift the vehicle using ONLY a frame-contact vehicle lift. Do NOT lift the vehicle using a suspension-contact vehicle lift.
Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
Remove the tire and wheel.
Lower the vehicle.
Remove the strut upper nuts.
Raise the vehicle.
Scribe the strut to the knuckle.
Remove the strut lower bolts and nuts.
Remove the strut.
Installation Procedure
Notice: Refer to Avoid chipping or scratching the coating.
Install the strut.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the strut upper nuts.

Tighten the strut upper nuts to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.) .

Raise the vehicle.
Install the strut lower bolts and nuts.
Important: This is a prevailing torque type fastener. This fastener may be reused ONLY if: The fastener and its counterpart are clean and free from rust.
The fastener develops 3 Nm (27 inch lbs.) of torque/drag against its counterpart prior to the fastener seating.
If the fastener does not meet these criteria, REPLACE the fastener.
Align the strut to the mark on the knuckle.

Tighten the strut lower nuts to 123 Nm (90 ft. lbs.) .

Install the tire and wheel.
Lower the vehicle.
Install the wiper module.
Inspect the alignment.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Joe
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