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2006-10 Strut & Spring Assembly TRQ SCA57563 - 1ASTS00849

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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 

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

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:27)
    • Loosen the five 19mm lug nuts
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Slide the wheel off the hub
  2. step : Removing the Strut (0:53)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the strut
    • Unclip the plastic retainer from the top of the strut
    • Remove the three 13mm nuts from the top of the strut
    • Remove the 24mm bolt from the bottom of the strut
    • Remove the flag nut from the control arm
    • Lower the control arm and lift the strut out of the control arm
    • Remove the 21mm nut from the tie rod ball joint
    • Strike the wheel knuckle with a hammer to loosen the tie rod ball joint
    • Separate the tie rod from the wheel knuckle and set it aside
    • Remove the strut
  3. step : Installing the Strut (3:13)
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the upper control arm ball joint
    • Strike the wheel knuckle with a hammer to loosen the upper control arm ball joint
    • Separate the upper control arm from the wheel knuckle
    • Put the strut into place
    • Start the three 13mm nuts at the top of the strut
    • Start the 24mm bolt into the bottom of the strut
    • Thread the flag nut onto the 24mm bolt
    • Tighten the three 13mm nuts
    • Clip the plastic retainer onto the top of the strut
    • Raise the suspension to ride height with a jack
    • Place the upper control arm ball joint into the wheel knuckle
    • Fasten the 18mm bolt onto the upper control arm nut
    • Tighten the control arm nut to 41 foot-pounds of torque
    • Place the tie rod ball joint into the wheel knuckle
    • Fasten the 22mm nut onto the wheel knuckle
    • Tighten the 22mm nut to 52 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the 24mm bolt at the bottom of the strut
    • Lower the suspension and remove the jack
  4. step : Installing the Wheel (6:51)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the five 19mm lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 24mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 24mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench
  • 22mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 8mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench

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Part #: 1ASTS00849


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Brand #: SCA57563

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