Our direct fit gas-charged shock absorbers help to restore your vehicle’s handling and ride quality to just like new.

Direct Fit

Direct fit replacement; not only will the part fit correctly, but it will function correctly.  Many competitors combine applications to cut down on the amount of parts they have to carry. This can result in the following issues: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

Rigorously tested and made from higher quality materials than the competition. Our parts are built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

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 : 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

  • 2008 Chevy Malibu New Body Style Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2009-2012 Chevy Malibu Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2004-2007 Chevy Malibu Maxx Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Aura Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 5778
  • KYB 349008
Part #: 1ASHA00167

Ships Same Day for orders placed by 4 P.M. ET

How-to Video:

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