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.

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 (0:41)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. step : Remove the bottom of the shock (1:09)
    • 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. step : Remove the top of the strut (2:31)
    • 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. step : Install the new strut (3:10)
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 13 mm nuts to 35 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom two nuts and bolts and torque to 100 ft lbs.
  5. step : Replace the wheel (5:33)
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 90 ft lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

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How-to Video:

(06:40 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket



This part replaces:

  • Hollander 527-01256B
  • Monroe 172174
  • Monroe 182174
  • KYB SR4024

Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2005 Chevy Cavalier Front Strut & Spring Assembly
  • 2000-2005 Pontiac Sunfire Front Strut & Spring Assembly
Part #: 1ASTS00485

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