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2002-05 Strut & Spring Assembly Rear Pair Monroe Econo-Matic 181322 - MNSSP00162

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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 

Why Buy Econo-Matic Strut Assemblies?

Econo-Matic strut assemblies are an economical and easy-to-install alternative. Some of its benefits include:

 

  • Quicker installation time
  • Pre-assembled and no compression tool required
    • Includes new mount, bearing, coil spring, isolators, boot, and strut
  • Nitrogen gas charged

 

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Rear
  • Quantity: Pair

2 Year Warranty

This item is backed by a 2 Year Warranty. In the event this item should fail during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:40)
    • 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. step : Disconnecting the Strut (1:06)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the strut mount nuts
    • Pry out the inner fender clips with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the inner fender
    • Remove the three 13mm nuts from the strut mount
    • Remove the 21mm bolt from the bottom of the strut
  3. step : Removing the Sway Bar Link (3:35)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the sway bar link
    • Turn the sway bar link with a 16mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the 15mm nut from the top of the sway bar link
    • Hold the sway bar link sleeve with vise grip pliers
    • Loosen the sway bar link from the bottom with a 16mm socket and ratchet
    • Push out the sway bar link with a hammer and punch
  4. step : Removing the Strut (5:29)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the lower strut nut
    • Hold the strut bolt with an 18mm wrench
    • Remove the 21mm nut from the wheel knuckle
    • Loosen the two 21mm nuts that hold the control arm to the frame
    • Lift the wheel knuckle up
    • Pull the strut down and out
  5. step : Installing the Strut (6:41)
    • Lift the strut into place
    • Start the three 13mm nuts onto the strut mount
    • Turn the bottom of the strut to line up the bolt hole with the control arm
    • Push the 21mm bolt into the bottom of the strut
    • Push the 18mm bolt into the wheel knuckle
    • Fasten the nut onto the strut bolt
    • Tighten the strut bolt and nut
    • Fasten the nut onto the wheel knuckle bolt
    • Tighten the wheel knuckle bolt and nut
    • Tighten the three 13mm nuts on the strut mount to 20-25 foot-pounds of torque
  6. step : Installing the Sway Bar Link (8:44)
    • Put a washer on the sway bar link
    • Put a bushing on the sway bar link
    • Slide the sway bar link through the control arm
    • Put a bushing on the sway bar link
    • Put a washer on the sway bar link
    • Put the sleeve onto the sway bar link
    • Put a washer on the sway bar link
    • Put a bushing on the sway bar link
    • Slide the sway bar link through the sway bar
    • Put a bushing on the sway bar link
    • Put a washer on the sway bar link
    • Fasten the 15mm nut onto the sway bar link
  7. step : Tightening the Suspension Parts (9:30)
    • Support the suspension at ride height with a jack
    • Tighten the sway bar link nut to compress the bushings
    • Tighten the two bolts that hold the control arm to the frame to 110 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the wheel knuckle bolt to 110 foot-pounds
    • Put the inner fender into place
    • Push the plastic clips into the inner fender
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (10:39)
    • 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 to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 16mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

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