Replaces

1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Rear Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Quick-Strut)

Part Details

  • Quantity: Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 171662R, 171662L

  • New

Monroe Quick-Strut®: 171662R & 171662L

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

Specifications:

  • Quantity: (2) Quick Struts

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

  • Location: REAR

  • Vehicle Type: All (excluding Police & Taxi Cab Models)

  • Engine Size: ALL

  • Built to strict quality control standards:

  • Does not fit the following packages or models:

    • Models with Electronic, AIR, or Modulated Suspensions
    • Police or Taxi Cab Models
    • Models with 18 inch wheel

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.

Each 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

  1. Removing the Wheel (0:47)
    • Pull back the insulation from the trunk
    • Remove the three 15mm nuts with a wrench
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • 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 Rear Strut (2:03)
    • Hold the bolt on the sway bar link with a 14mm wrench
    • Remove the nut with an 18mm socket
    • Push the sway bar out and to the side
    • Remove the two 21mm nuts from the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the caliper off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Hammer the bottom of the strut to loosen the bolts
    • Hammer the bolts out
    • Remove the rotor
    • Lift the strut up and push it back off the knuckle
    • Pull it out from the studs at the top
    • Remove the rear shock strut
  3. Inserting the Rear Shock Strut (4:29)
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Push down on the knuckle and place the strut behind it
    • Push the strut onto the knuckle
    • Insert the 21mm bolts into the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Jack up the knuckle with a floor jack
    • Line up the studs on the shock strut
    • Replace the 15mm nuts in the trunk
    • Hammer the 21mm bolts in and tighten them
    • Torque the 21mm bolts to 120 ft/lbs
    • Push the rotor into place
    • Hammer the brake caliper back on
    • Replace the 13mm bolts in the brake caliper
    • Push the sway bar link into its slot
    • Insert and tighten the 18mm nut on the sway bar link
  4. Reattaching the Wheel (7:06)
    • 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
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • Tighten the three 15mm bolts in the trunk
    • Replace the trunk insulator in place

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench

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How-to Video:

(08:28 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 171662R, 171662L

Vehicle Fit

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  • 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Rear Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Quick-Strut)
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