Why Buy Monroe OESpectrum Shock and Struts?

Monroe OESpectrum Shock Absorbers and Struts are designed to be direct replacements while improving handling. Some of their benefits include:

  • Application specific valving
  • Improved filtering of road noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Nitrogen gas charged
  • Upgraded sealing for longer life

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 : Remove the wheel (0:50)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. step : Remove the top of the strut (1:10)
    • Use your 13 mm socket and ratchet and some penetrating oil to remove the two bolts securing the top of the strut.
  3. step : Remove the bottom of the shock (1:27)
    • Unbolt the bottom bolt securing the shock.
    • Use a breaker bar and a 21 mm socket and some penetrating oil.
    • You might need a hammer to work the bolts out once you have removed the nuts.
    • Use a pry bar to pry the spindle free from the strut
  4. step : Install the new strut (2:10)
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top 10 mm bolts
    • Torque the two 13 mm nuts to 20-25 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom nut and 21 mm bolt and torque to 45-50 ft lbs.
  5. step : Replace the wheel (2:40)
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
2008Chevy Malibu Chevy Malibu New Body Style Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side Monroe OESpectrum 5778
2009-2012Chevy Malibu Chevy Malibu Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side Monroe OESpectrum 5778
2004-2007Chevy Malibu Maxx Chevy Malibu Maxx Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side Monroe OESpectrum 5778
2005-2010Pontiac G6 Pontiac G6 Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side Monroe OESpectrum 5778
2007-2009Saturn Aura Saturn Aura Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side Monroe OESpectrum 5778

This part replaces:

  • Monroe OESpectrum 5778
Part #: MNSHA00190

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Monroe OESpectrum
Brand #: 5778

How-to Video:

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