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 

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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order arrived before scheduled delivery date and parts work fine. I saved 200 dollars ordering online
June 26, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Great
A great price. After a few years they finally starting to wear down. But take the abuse
October 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Easy changeover, great fit.
I purchased this strut and spring assembly for my 2003 Chevy Cavalier. I watched the YouTube demo from this company before purchasing. It was very helpful and made the changeover from old to new very simple.
July 21, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Better ride
Just installed all 4 struts 2 days ago and front end noise gone. Ride is okay . Time will tell.
November 6, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
renewed ride
well worth the price so glad I bought them easy installation recommended it rides like a new car now..
January 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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1A Auto is my favorite place to buy parts online from!
February 18, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
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What brand are they?
Eric S on Dec 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have a few different aftermarket companies build these parts specifically for us, as our 1A Auto house brand. They are manufactured to the same OEM specifications as the original part that came with your vehicle. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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:

  • Monroe 181281
  • Monroe 182174
  • Monroe 171281
  • Monroe 172174
  • KYB SR4025
  • KYB SR4024

Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2005 Chevy Cavalier Front & Rear Strut & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set
  • 2000-2005 Pontiac Sunfire Front & Rear Strut & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set
Part #: 1ASSP00581

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