Replaces

1997-2005 Buick Century Front Strut Assembly Pair

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

  • New

These replacement struts are just what you need to get your vehicle in good working order again.

Specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Fits both LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • Struts only
    • Do not include springs or mounts
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fit FWD (Front Wheel Drive) models only

We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

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 (0:46)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Ball Joint (1:11)
    • Separate the axle from its housing with a pry bar and a hammer
    • Unclip the brake line from its clips
    • Remove the ball joint retaining ring with a hammer and punch
    • Remove two 10mm bolts from the steering knuckle bracket
    • Apply penetrating oil to the control arm nut and bolt
    • Remove the 15mm nut and bolt from the control arm
    • Strike the control arm with a hammer to loosen it
    • Pull the steering knuckle forward
    • Support the wheel knuckle with wire ties
    • Cut off the ball joint boot with a razor
    • Fit a ball joint press to the ball joint
    • Tighten the press to press out the ball joint
    • Remove the ball joint press
    • Tap out the ball joint with a hammer
  3. Installing the New Ball Joint (4:22)
    • Push the new ball joint into place
    • Fit the ball joint press onto the ball joint
    • Tighten the ball joint press to press in the ball joint
    • Tap the ball joint in with a hammer
    • Tap the snap ring into place with a hammer and punch
    • If you are replacing the snap ring, put the new ring on with snap ring pliers
    • Push the steering knuckle into place
    • Push the control arm onto the ball joint
    • Tap the control arm onto the ball joint with a hammer
    • Start the 15mm nut and bolt into the control arm
    • Remove the wire ties from the steering knuckle
    • Push the axle into its housing
    • Tighten the 15mm nut to 50 foot-pounds of torque
    • Fasten the grease fitting onto the ball joint with a 10mm wrench
    • Add grease to the ball joint with a grease gun
    • Insert the two 10mm bolts into the steering knuckle bracket
    • Clip the brake line into place
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (7:00)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Bearing Grease
  • Rust Penetrant
  • Wire Ties

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Grease Gun

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench

How-to Video:

(07:51 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Bearing Grease
  • Rust Penetrant
  • Wire Ties

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Ball Joint Press
  • Grease Gun

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench




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