I am actually in the process of replacing mine at this exact time, which is really amazing.
What you have to do first is locate the appropriate Strut Kit. Which basically is the whole thing assembled, so don't have to fool with the spring, and getting the whole thing together.
The easiest place to find the info is to buy a book, or go to Autozone. Com, register and they will show you, as they've shown me.
But basically it involves removing the back back seat. That being the part your back rests against. Then removing the 3 nuts that hold the strut tower to the top. Take off the rear tire, remove the bolts that hold the brake and any related cables, and then disconnect the tension bar, which may also have to be replaced, and is probably a good idea anyways, since old ones are a pain to reassemble.
Then unbolt the main strut bolt at the bottom. This will cause the hub and assembly unit to fall. At this point it's a good idea to have a separate jack stand handy to support the cross beam. Throw the old one away, put in the new one, and make sure to replace the old tension bar that connected to the strut tower, or else your probably going to have a loose bar in the back, thus causing sway, and no one likes sway.
Friday, June 19th, 2009 AT 6:38 PM