CAUTION:DO NOT let weight of knuckle and assembled components hang unsupported when strut assembly is removed. Bolts attaching strut assembly to knuckle are serrated, and must be held stationary in knuckle while removing nut.
1.Raise vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove hose bracket from strut assembly bracket. Support knuckle, suspension and brake components before removing strut-to-knuckle bolts.
2.Remove nut from bolt attaching strut assembly to knuckle. Use soft faced hammer to tap serrated bolts from knuckle. Lower vehicle. Open trunk to access upper strut mount. Remove carpet from top of strut tower (if required). Remove rubber dust shield from top of strut tower.
3.Support strut assembly before removing upper strut mount-to-strut tower retaining nuts. Remove upper strut mount-to-strut tower retaining nuts. Remove strut assembly from knuckle, and remove from vehicle.
Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 7:27 AM