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Q: How do you replace front strut assembly?

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How do you replace front strut assembly?

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Replacing the struts should be done with th...

Replacing the struts should be done with the proper tools and proper experience. The service is dangerous and only a trained professional should do the job. If you have the proper tools and knowledge, then the process is as follows: Jack up and support the vehicle. Remove the tire, disconnect the brake line and speed sensor from the strut. Remove the two large bolts that hold the bottom of the strut to the spindle. Remove the three upper strut mount nuts under the hood and remove the strut from the vehicle. If you want to disassemble the strut assembly then a strut spring compression tool is needed to compress the spring then remove top strut center nut and remove the upper strut mount and pull strut from the spring. Install the new strut into the spring and attach the upper strut mount and secure it with a new nut and torque to specifications. Then loosen the spring compressor and reinstall the strut in the reverse order of removal. Make sure to get an alignment after struts are replaced. If this not a job you are willing or able to do, I suggest having a qualified professional, such as one available from YourMechanic, perform the strut replacement job for you.

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