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Part Details

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.

    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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Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2005 Acura EL Front Strut Assembly Passenger Side
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic (excluding SI Models) L4 1.7L Front Strut Assembly Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • OE # 51605S5A307
  • OE # 51605S5A305
  • Monroe 71433
  • KYB 331008
Part #: 1ASTS00594

How-to Video:

(11:26 min)