Replaces

2004-08 Pontiac Grand Prix Strut & Spring Assembly - 1ASSP00966

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 
Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

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.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

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 Wheel (0:52)
    • Pull back the insulation from the trunk
    • Remove the three 15mm nuts with a wrench
    • Loosen the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • 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 : Removing the Rear Shock Strut (2:09)
    • Hold the bolt on the sway bar link with a 14mm wrench
    • Remove the nut with an 18mm socket
    • Push the sway bar out and to the side
    • Remove the two 21mm nuts from the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Remove the two 13mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the caliper off with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Hammer the bottom of the strut to loosen the bolts
    • Hammer the bolts out
    • Remove the rotor
    • Lift the strut up and push it back off the knuckle
    • Pull it out from the studs at the top
    • Remove the rear shock strut
  3. step : Dissembling the Rear Shock Strut (4:28)
    • Place the spring compressors on either side of the spring
    • Tighten each back and forth a little while alternating sides
    • Remove the nut at the top of the strut with a strut socket and T45 Torx bit
    • Pull the plate from the top of the strut free
    • Remove the spring and gasket
    • Pull the boot up and off
  4. step : Assembling the Rear Shock Strut (5:52)
    • Place the gasket onto the new strut
    • Replace the boot
    • Insert the spring into its notch on the strut
    • Push the plate on the strut with the rounded end facing the brackets on the bottom
    • Push down on the strut and insert a 6mm Allen nut
    • Loosen each of the compressors bit by bit while alternating sides
    • Repeat until the spring compressors pull free
  5. step : Installing the Rear Shock Strut (7:32)
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Push down on the knuckle and place the strut behind it
    • Push the strut onto the knuckle
    • Insert the 21mm bolts into the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Jack up the knuckle with a jack stand
    • Line up the studs on the shock strut
    • Replace the 15mm nuts in the trunk
    • Hammer the 21mm bolts in and tighten them
    • Torque the 21mm bolts to 120 ft/lbs
    • Push the rotor into place
    • Hammer the brake caliper back on
    • Replace the 13mm bolts in the brake caliper
    • Push the sway bar link into its slot
    • Insert and tighten the 18mm nut on the sway bar link
  6. step : Reattaching the Wheel (10:09)
    • 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
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft/lbs in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the lug nut covers with a 19mm socket
    • Tighten the three 15mm bolts in the trunk
    • Replace the trunk insulator in place

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 6mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Strut Spring Compression Tool

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T45 Torx Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench

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The struts and shocks were amazing! My 2005 Grand Prix with 240,000 miles drives better than New. I would definitely let everyone know about this sight. Only wish they came compressed, though I know that might cause some liability in shipping. Still best investment on my car yet.
March 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Strut and Spring purchase
The components were a direct replacement for my 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. The front assemblies performed well, but the springs on the rear struts were noisy after installation, to the point I had considered removing them. But as I continued to operate the vehicle the noise dissipated after a few hundred miles.
March 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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what brand are the parts in this set?
Hayden on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These will be the 1A Auto house brand. These will come with a lifetime warranty, and do have free ground shipping to the lower 48 states. Thank you and have a great day!

Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Front & Rear Strut & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set for Models with 16 Inch Wheels

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 271662L
  • Monroe 271662R
  • Monroe 172177
Part #: 1ASSP00966


How-to Video:

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