1996 Plymouth Breeze coil spring mount replacement

Tiny
SJPD1959
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  • 1996 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 11,100 MILES
I have a 1996 plymouth breeze I need to replace the upper shock absorber mount (rear) of the car is this a hard job and how to do it thank you.
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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 8:31 AM

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Tiny
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Buy it as a full assembly it is easier and safer for you to replace
as you do not have to dissemble the strut and spring to install the mount
just remove and replace


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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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Raise vehicle.
Remove wheel.
Remove hose bracket from strut assembly bracket. Support knuckle, suspension and brake components before removing strut-to-knuckle bolts.
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.
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.
Position Spring Compressor (C-4838) on spring, and compress spring until all load is removed from upper strut mount assembly.
Using Strut Rod Socket (L-4558), remove shaft nut. Use a 10-mm socket on hex of strut shaft to keep shaft from turning.
Remove upper strut mount, and pull spring from strut assembly


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Sunday, January 24th, 2010 AT 8:50 PM

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