Suspension system

Tiny
BRYANDOWELL87
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  • 2008 BUICK LUCERNE
  • 1.0L
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 206,000 MILES
Wondering if I need my strut and coils replaced or can I just have my coil replaced? Because it was rubbing my tires but struts still look okay but coils look rusted.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 1:50 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

It would make better sense to replace the entire unit. They call it a quick strut that contains everything.

The tire should never rub the tire unless something is broken.

I attached pictures and the parts from rock auto for you to view

Roy

Strut Assembly Replacement

Removal Procedure

Notice: Use care when handling the coil springs in order to avoid chipping or scratching the coating. Damage to the coating will result in premature failure of the coil springs.

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1. Remove the strut mount retaining bolts.
2. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle (See: Vehicle Lifting > Procedures > Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle).
3. Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation (See: Wheels and Tires > Removal and Replacement > Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation).

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4. Disconnect the ABS front wheel speed sensor harness connector.
5. If applicable, remove the speed sensor bracket from the strut.

Notice: The knuckle must be retained after the strut-to-knuckle bolts have been removed. Failure to observe this may cause ball joint and/or wheel drive shaft damage.

6. Remove the brake line bracket from the strut on the left side.

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7. Remove the strut to knuckle bolts (3) and the nuts (1).
8. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:05 AM
Tiny
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Okay, so will the quick strut have mount coil attached as well? Because I believe that it was the main reason due to rust that it started to collapse. What other parts would you suggest that I will need in order to have it installed?
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:22 AM
Tiny
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Yes, it is a complete assembly. You just remove one and install one.

The only thing I would do additional is to have the alignment checked.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks a lot.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:33 AM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

Always glad to help.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 4:40 AM
Tiny
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Also, do I need to change control arms and tire rods when I have struts put in?
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
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No, not at all. Just the strut assemblies.

Roy
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 10:16 AM

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