Replaces

2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side (Monroe Quick-Strut)

Part Details

  • Location: Front
  • Location: Driver Side
  • Brands: Monroe Quick-Strut

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172200

  • New

Monroe® Quick Strut Assembly: 172200

This is a new MONROE strut and spring assembly. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

Specifications:

  • Quantity: (1) Strut & Spring Assembly

  • Side: LH (Driver Side)

  • Location: FRONT

  • Vehicle Type: All

  • Engine Size: All

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:

  1. Upper Mount
  2. Upper Spring Isolator
  3. Upper Spring Seat
  4. Coil Spring
  5. Boot Kit
  6. Lower Spring Isolator
  7. Premium Strut

The revolutionary Monroe Quick-Strut unit is the first complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assembly available! Monroe Quick-Strut units include all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. They feature pre-assembled Replacement upper mount, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and a premium strut. This breakthrough design saves on installation time by eliminating having to disassemble components and compress the coil spring prior to installation. Each Quick-Strut assembly features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics.

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.

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. Qualifying Products are Monroe OESpectrum Shocks and Struts, Monroe Reflex Shocks and Struts, Monroe Sensa-Trac Shocks and Struts, Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies, Monroe Gas-Magnum Shocks

Quickly 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 :

  • Bearing Plate
  • Upper Spring Isolator
  • Upper Spring Seat
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot Kit
  • Lower Spring Isolator
  • Premium Strut

The revolutionary Monroe Quick-Strut comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty* and is the first complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assembly available! Monroe Quick-Strut units include all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. They feature pre-assembled replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and a premium strut. This breakthrough design saves on installation time by eliminating having to disassemble components and compress the coil spring prior to installation. Each Quick-Strut assembly features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics.

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.

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.

  1. Remove the wheel (0:57 in the video)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. Remove the bottom of the shock (1:09 in the video)
    • Unbolt the 10 mm securing the brake line to the strut.
    • Unbolt the two bottom bolts securing the shock.
    • Use a breaker bar and an 18 mm socket and some penetrating oil.
    • Remove the 18 mm stabilizer link nut.
    • You might need a hammer to work the bolts out once you have removed the nuts.
    • Use a pry bar to pry the spindle free from the strut
  3. Remove the top of the strut (2:45 in the video)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Use your 10 mm socket and ratchet and some penetrating oil to remove the three bolts securing the top of the strut.
    • Pull the strut down and out.
  4. Install the new strut (3:20 in the video)
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 10 mm nuts to 20-25 ft lbs
    • Torque the 18 mm stabilizer link nut to 85 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom bolt and 18 mm nut and torque to 75 ft lbs.
    • Fasten the brake line to the strut using your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. Replace the wheel (5:36 in the video)
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs using a star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

How-to Video:

(06:32 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172200

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side (Monroe Quick-Strut)
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side (Monroe Quick-Strut)
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Aura Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side (Monroe Quick-Strut)
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Part #: MNSTS00394

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