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 : Remove the wheel (1:13)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts completely and pull the wheel off.
    • Set the wheel aside, preferably under the car for added protection in the event of a jack stand failure.
  2. step : Remove the strut (1:40)
    • Spray penetrating oil on all the nuts and bolts.
    • Remove the 21 mm bolts at the bottom of the strut.
    • Jack up the control arm, underneath the ball joint.
    • Remove the three 13 mm bolts at the top of the strut.
    • Work the strut out and discard.
  3. step : Install the new strut from 1A Auto (4:30)
    • Finesse the strut into place and bolt in the 13 mm bolts at the top of the strut.
    • Bolt in the bottom bolts, using a hammer to coerce the bolts in.
    • Torque the bottom strut bolts to 95 ft lbs and the top ones to 35 ft lbs.
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 75 ft lbs in a star pattern.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

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

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1995-1999 Chevy Cavalier Front Strut & Spring Assembly
  • 1995-1999 Pontiac Sunfire Front Strut & Spring Assembly

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 527-01256A
  • Monroe 171973
  • Monroe 181973
  • KYB SR4024
Part #: 1ASTS00480

How-to Video:

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