NOTE: When servicing original strut damper and steering knuckle, mark cam adjusting bolt position for reassembly reference.
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove brake hose and speed sensor brackets. Remove stabilizer link. Remove cam adjusting bolt and steering knuckle bolt from strut damper assembly.
Remove strut damper-to-shock tower mounting nuts. Remove strut damper assembly from vehicle.
Compress coil spring with Spring Compressor (C-4838), with at least 5 coils of spring between compressor jaws.
NOTE:Coil springs are rated separately for each side of vehicle, depending on optional equipment and type of service. If removing springs, ensure to mark springs for installation in original positions.
Hold strut rod while loosening strut rod nut with Strut Nut Socket (6864). Remove nut. Remove mount assembly. Remove coil spring, and mark it for installation to same side of vehicle. Remove remaining components
April, 23, 2010 AT 6:23 AM
If I buy ez struts how do I install them and can I buy the special socket at any parts store
April, 23, 2010 AT 6:54 AM
EZ struts very much the same as described in the 1st few steps
As they come complete and no need for any special tools
Just remove old struts assemble and install the new one, strut coil spring and all in one
Easy and way to go for a to do home job
i would replace stabilizer link too.
Raise and support vehicle.
Remove brake hose and speed sensor brackets. Remove stabilizer link.
Remove cam adjusting bolt and steering knuckle bolt from strut damper assembly.
Remove strut damper-to-shock tower mounting nuts.
Remove strut damper assembly from vehicle.
April, 23, 2010 AT 9:31 AM
What do I have to do to remove these links I had trouble once before trying to removing the links.
April, 23, 2010 AT 4:17 PM
Reason why we always replace them
Cut the nut off the lower side and replace them
With the new struts
This way you have to take only one nut and not dealing with two on each side
April, 25, 2010 AT 6:51 AM
What is the best way to cut the nut off.
April, 25, 2010 AT 8:13 AM
We burn them off
use nut splitter tool
Use a hacksaw and cut nut in half with the stud that will split the nut and fall off