Replaces

1997-2005 Buick Century Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)

Part Details

  • Brands: Monroe Sensa-Trac
  • Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

This part replaces:

  • MONROE 71661

  • New

Monroe Sensa-Trac® Strut Assemblies: 71661

These are new MONROE strut assemblies. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

Specifications:

  • Quantity: (2) Strut Assemblies

  • Side: Both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)

  • Location: FRONT

  • Vehicle Type: All

  • Engine Size: All

  • Built to strict quality control standards:

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's 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

  1. Remove the wheel
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. Remove the bottom of the shock
    • Unbolt the two bottom bolts securing the shock.
    • Use a breaker bar and a 21 mm socket and some penetrating oil.
    • 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
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Use your 13 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
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 13 mm nuts to 35-45 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom two nuts and bolts and torque to 100 ft lbs.
  5. Replace the wheel
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs

How-to Video:

(04:55 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands



This part replaces:

  • MONROE 71661

Vehicle Fit

  • 2005-2009 Buick Allure Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-2005 Buick Century Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-2004 Buick Regal Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 2000-2013 Chevy Impala Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 2000-2007 Chevy Monte Carlo Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-2005 Chevy Venture Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-2004 Olds Silhouette Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1999-2005 Pontiac Montana Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
  • 1997-1999 Pontiac Trans Sport Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Sensa-Trac)
$145.45
Part #: MNSSP00253

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