Monroe Econo-Matic Struts® 181686
These are new MONROE strut and spring assemblies. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.
Quantity: (2) Econo-Matic Struts
Side: LH (Driver) & RH (Passenger) Sides
Vehicle Type: All Sedan Models
Engine Size: All
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty*
Quick and easy... remove and replace one piece! No need to take apart entire assembly. No need to compress coil springs. Do the complete job right the
first time. Enhances the handling, safety and performance of your vehicle.
Includes the following preassembled components:
Note for 1998 models:
- Bearing Plates
- Upper Spring Isolators
- Upper Spring Seats
- Coil Springs
- Boot Kits
- Lower Spring Isolators
- Economy Struts
Due to a production change in the 1998 model year, the spacing between the lower strut mounting bolts on the rear struts
needs to be
measured for a correct fit. This part is correct for vehicles that came equipped with the 61.2 mm (2.4 in) spacing. Vehicles with the 81.3 mm (3.2 in) spacing require the older, 1997 version.
The Monroe Econo-Matic Struts are complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assemblies. Each unit features a pre-assembled replacement bearing plate, upper and
lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and strut. This fully integrated design reduces installation time, eliminates the need for a spring compressor and helps ensure a
complete repair. The Econo-matic strut features nitrogen gas charging, velocity proportional valving and all-weather fluid to deliver improved comfort.
In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the spring. Our new strut and spring assemblies make this job much simpler for the do it yourself mechanic.
This part comes pre-assembled. Jack up and support the vehicle with jack stands. Remove the wheel. Unbolt the top mounts and the bottom from the suspension and replace the
whole unit. The large bottom bolts usually require an impact wrench and socket for removal. When reassembling, be sure to torque all nuts and bolts to their proper specifications. Do not use impact
tools when reassembling.
Warranty Note: Tenneco Inc. warrants qualifying Monroe® products against defects and wear-out when used on private passenger cars and light trucks under normal operating conditions for as long as such original purchaser owns the vehicle on which they were originally installed.
Tenneco's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacement of the worn-out or defective product in accordance with this warranty. Cost of removal and installation are not included, and any incidental and consequential damages are excluded under this warranty, regardless of when the failure occurs. This warranty has no cash value. This warranty does not apply to products which have been modified, improperly applied or installed on vehicles used for commercial or racing purposes.