Replaces

Acura EL Honda Civic Strut & Spring Assembly Pair - 1ASSP00161

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.

    We recommend an alignment after completing this repair

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:50)
    • Loosen the 19mm 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 Outer Tie Rod (1:21)
    • Loosen the 24mm lock nut with a 21mm wrench and hammer
    • Make note of how far you turn the inner tie rod to turn it back for reinstallation
    • Remove the 24mm nut from the outer tie rod end
    • Remove the cotter pin with needle nose pliers
    • Remove the ball joint nut
    • Strike the steering knuckle with a hammer to loosen the outer tie rod
    • Twist off the outer tie rod by hand
  3. step : Removing the Caliper (3:29)
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the brake hose
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the sensor wire
    • Remove the 12mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Secure the caliper up in place with wire ties
  4. step : Removing the Strut and Spring Assembly (4:29)
    • Remove the 21mm pinch nuts and 19mm bolts
    • Remove the three 13mm nuts from the top of the shock
    • Pull the strut out of the wheel knuckle
    • Pull the strut down and out
  5. step : Installing the Strut and Spring Assembly (5:55)
    • Place the studs that are a further distance apart to the outside of the vehicle
    • Insert the strut up into place
    • Hand tighten the 13mm nuts to the strut
    • Insert the wheel knuckle into the strut
    • Insert the 21mm pinch nuts and 19mm bolts into place
    • Torque the pinch bolts to 76 foot-pounds for 2001-2002
    • Torque the pinch bolts to 116 foot-pounds for 2003-2005
    • Tighten the 13mm nuts to 33 foot-pounds
  6. step : Reinstalling the Caliper (7:50)
    • Lower the caliper into place
    • Thread 12mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 34 Newton Meters or 25 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the 10mm bolt to the sensor wire
    • Tighten the 12mm bolt to the brake hose
  7. step : Reinstalling the Outer Tie Rod (9:19)
    • Twist the new outer tie rod onto the inner tie rod
    • Push the outer tie rod into the steering knuckle
    • Fasten the castle nut onto the outer tie rod
    • Tighten the castle nut to 32 foot-pounds
    • Push the cotter pin through the castle nut
    • Twist the cotter pin into place with needle nose pliers
    • Make sure the inner tie rod is in its correct position
    • Hold the tie rod with an 18mm wrench
    • Tighten the 24mm lock nut
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (10:45)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the 19mm lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 24mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench

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Honda struts installed the easy way!
Ordered arrived ahead of time, and was a breeze to install! Ride is like new, and have no complaints! Way to go with strut replacement!
April 11, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
1A Auto came to my rescue
Three weeks ago my wife’s 2002 Honda Civic was diagnosed with some major suspension, handling, and brake issues. This required changing the front shock kit, driver side control arm, and front brake kit. I knew that I was looking at $1000 repair job including labor. However, 1A Auto not only provided me quality advice and excellent products but also made the expense bearable and reasonable. Bottom line is that I was able to accomplish everything within $270 approx. for parts and $300 in labor. I am a big fan of advance auto parts however 1A Auto changed my perception and showed me it is ok to look for options online even if one feels a little uncomfortable and doubtful. Hats off to the entire 1A Auto team and I will surely consider you guys anytime I need auto parts going forward. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
April 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
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August 18, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Easy install
Fast and easy install. I would definitely recommend.
November 13, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
always super service
as usual easy to order , shipped right away, great quality , love this service will continue to do bus with you.
April 7, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
good ride but not exact fit
Bolt holes are not sized for original bolts and don't come with alternate bolts. In fact the top and bottom holes are different sizes.
November 4, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Bolts Don't Fit
Original bolts don't fit through the mounting bracket. I've generally had good luck with 1A, was very disappointed. Will drill it out tomorrow.
November 18, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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The bolt holes were about 1/8 inch to small, can I drill it out and still have structural integrity?
William H on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! If you purchased the parts from us and they don't quite fit please give us a call at 888-844-3393 for further assistance. You may be able to drill them out, but we might want to get a little more information before giving you the OK.
Would these be considered economy or OEM ride quality struts?
John B on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These assemblies are made to meet or exceed OE specifications. They are intended for an OEM ride quality.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2004 Acura EL Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair (excluding SI Models)
  • 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181434
  • Monroe 181433
  • Monroe 171434
  • Monroe 171433
  • KYB SR4129
  • KYB SR4128
Part #: 1ASSP00161


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