In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

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. step : Removing the Rear Strut (1:11)
    • Pull back the insulation in the trunk and remove the 13mm nut above the strut.
    • Loosen the lug nuts. Raise the vehicle and remove them the rest of the way. Pull the wheel off.
    • Spray penetrating oil on the 19mm bolt on the lower end of the strut.
    • Lift up on the wheel and remove the bolt.
    • Remove the two 10mm bolts at the top of the strut.
    • Pull the strut down and out.
  2. step : Replacing the Rear Strut (2:50)
    • Put the strut up into place and thread the two 10mm bolts.
    • Pull up on the wheel and push the 19mm bolt into place.
    • Make sure the strut is properly in place and tighten the two 10mm bolts. 30ft/lbs.
    • Torque the 19mm bolt to 55ft/lbs.
    • Put the wheel on and replace the lug nuts. Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts in a star patter to 75ft/lbs.
    • Replace the 13mm nut in the trunk.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier Rear Strut & Spring Assembly
  • 1995-2005 Pontiac Sunfire Rear Strut & Spring Assembly

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 527-01314B
  • Monroe 171281
  • Monroe 181281
  • KYB SR4025
Part #: 1ASTS00477

How-to Video:

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