Replaces

2005-2009 Saab 9-7X Front Shock & Spring Assembly Pair

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

  • New

Designed for easier installation. These are new replacement shock and spring assemblies. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • Includes:
    • Replacement upper mounts
    • Upper and lower spring isolators
    • Upper spring seats
    • Coil springs
    • Boot kits
  • Preassembled for easier replacement
  • Fits all models (AWD, 2WD, 4WD)

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.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:51 in the video)
    • Pry off the hub cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 35mm hub nut with the vehicle on the ground
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Rotor (1:31 in the video)
    • Remove the 17mm bolts from the brake caliper while using an 18mm wrench to hold the inside nut
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull the rotor off
    • If the rotor will not come off, hit the rotor with a ball peen hammer
    • If the rotor still won't come off, thread the bolts into the press holes and slide the rotor off
    • Remove the center hub nut
  3. Removing the Axle (3:35 in the video)
    • Place a pry bar onto the back of the axle where it connects to the transmission
    • Hammer the pry bar to push the axle out
    • Remove the 15mm bolts from the panel to access the driver side
    • Remove the 15mm bolts from the control arm with a socket, ratchet, and wrench
    • Hammer the upper control arm off the ball joint
    • Pry open the clip and remove the brake line wiring harness
    • Wire-tire the caliper onto the backing plate
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts from the brake line bracket
    • Pull the control arm back from the steering knuckle
    • Place a drip pan underneath the differential
    • Maneuver the axle out of the differential
  4. Removing the Front Strut (6:34 in the video)
    • Spray the bolt on the sway bar link with penetrating oil
    • Remove the bolt with a 15mm wrench and a 4.5mm Allen wrench
    • Loosen the two 15mm bolts from the top of the front strut
    • Push the wheel knuckle up and loosen the nuts till they're finger tight
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the base of the strut
    • Tap out the 18mm bolt with a hammer and pry the bolt with a pry bar
    • Spray penetrating oil around the base of the strut
    • Hammer out the base of the strut
    • Wire-tie the wheel knuckle to the control arm
    • Remove the two 15mm nuts from the strut
    • Pull the strut down and out
  5. Installing the New Front Strut (9:55 in the video)
    • Place a floor jack underneath the lower control arm
    • Place jack stands to support the vehicle
    • Feed the new strut into place
    • Thread the bolts onto the top of the strut
    • Replace the 18mm nut into the base of the strut
    • Torque the 18mm nut to 90 ft/lbs
    • Tighten the 15mm nuts on the top of the struts
    • Torque the 15mm nuts to 50 ft/lbs
    • Tighten the nut on the sway bar with a 15mm wrench and 4.5 Allen wrench
    • Clip the wire ties from the steering knuckle
  6. Installing the Axle (12:22 in the video)
    • Fit the axle into the hub and then push it into place
    • As you go, place the steering knuckle into the ball joint on the control arm
    • Make sure the axle is locked
    • Replace the brake line bracket
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolts to the brake line bracket
    • Re-clip the harness to the brake line
    • Hammer the upper control arm onto the ball joint
    • Replace and tighten the 15mm bolts to the control arm
    • Torque the 15mm bolt to 55 to 60 ft/lbs
  7. Installing the Rotor (14:42 in the video)
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Apply brake grease to the caliper bracket bolts
    • Put the bracket back into place
    • Start the 18mm bolts by hand and tighten them
    • Torque the bolts to 110 ft/lbs of torque
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Apply brake grease to the brake pads
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the 17mm bolts by hand
    • Torque bolts to 40 ft/lbs
    • Replace the hub nut and remove the lug nut
  8. Reattaching the Wheel (16:33 in the video)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the hub nut
    • Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs in a crossing or star pattern
    • Torque the hub nut to 103 ft/lbs
    • Reattach the center cap
  9. Testing the Brakes (17:30 in the video)
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 4.5mm Allen Wrench

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Wire Ties

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 35mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(18:01 min)

Tools List:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 4.5mm Allen Wrench

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Wire Ties

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 35mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench




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