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 

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.

    It's recommended to seek an alignment after finishing this repair

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:47)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 22mm 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 Wiper Arm (1:13)
    • Pry off the wiper arm cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 15mm nut from the wiper arm
    • Remove the wiper arm
    • Repeat the process for the other side
  3. step : Removing the Cowl Panel (1:46)
    • Remove the four clips along the cowl panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the ground from the cowl panel
    • Pry off the clip near the edge of the windshield
    • Pry off the adhesive pad on either end of the cowl panel
    • Pry off the clip on the driver side of the cowl panel
    • Pull up on the cowl panel to release it from its clips
    • Pull the cowl panel up and off
  4. step : Removing the Front Strut (3:06)
    • Spray the lower and higher strut bolts with rust penetrant
    • Remove the three of the upper 15mm strut bolts and leave the last one loosened
    • Pry out the clip holding the brake line to the strut with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 18mm nut from the stabilizer link
    • Pull the stabilizer link aside
    • Remove the two 24mm nuts from the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Pry the wiring harness off of the strut
    • Thread the 24mm nuts onto the bolts and hammer them to move the bolts
    • Jack up underneath the knuckle
    • Remove the two bolts from the knuckle
    • Pull the strut off the steering knuckle
    • Remove the last 15mm bolt from the strut
    • Remove the strut
  5. step : Disassembling the Strut (5:27)
    • Place the spring compressors on either side of the spring
    • Tighten each back and forth a little while alternating sides
    • Remove the spark plug piece from a 13/16 spark plug socket with a 90-degree pick
    • Remove the nut at the top of the strut with a 7/8 wrench and 13/16 spark plug socket
    • Pull the mount plate from the top of the strut free
    • Remove the spring
    • Pull the boot up and off
  6. step : Assembling the Strut (6:40)
    • Remove the nut from the new strut
    • Replace the boot
    • Insert the spring into its notch on the strut
    • Tighten the bolt onto the new strut
    • Loosen each of the compressors bit by bit while alternating sides
    • Repeat until the spring compressors pull free
  7. step : Inserting the Front Strut (8:35)
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Push down on the knuckle and place the strut behind it
    • Push the strut onto the knuckle
    • Insert the bolts into the bottom of the strut and knuckle
    • Hammer the bolts in and tighten them
    • Torque the bolts to 120 foot-pounds
    • Jack up the strut into place
    • Replace the upper 15mm strut bolts by hand
    • Insert the harness clip in place on the new strut
    • Insert the clip holding the brake line
    • Insert the stabilizer link in place
    • Tighten the 18mm nut to the link
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (10:54)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Tighten the three 15mm bolts at the top of the strut
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 45 foot-pounds
  9. step : Reinstalling the Cowl Panel (11:39)
    • Insert any remaining clips into the cowl panel
    • Insert the cowl panel into place
    • Insert the adhesive on either side of the panel
    • Push in the clips along the cowl panel
    • Push on the clip near the edge of the windshield
    • Push in the clip on the driver side of the cowl panel
    • Replace and tighten the ground
  10. step : Reinstalling the Wiper Arm (13:17)
    • Push the wiper arm onto the stud
    • Tighten the 15mm nut to the wiper arm
    • Replace the wiper arm cover
    • Repeat the process for the other side

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Pick
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 24mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 13/16 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Strut Spring Compression Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

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Excellent service and product quality
One of the three upper studs on strut broke off when torqued. Customer service sent me the entire strut assembly quickly and without charge. I will return for future needs.
September 25, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
1A Auto how to video sold me
I followed your video and installed these on my wife's car with no problem. 1st attempt at this kind of auto repair and it was pretty easy. Saved about $600 doing it myself.
March 26, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Good quality
Received my parts a little early than projected time frame. Parts received properly packaged, no defects upon arrival. Already installed new items into my SUV, everything fit great, nothing broke off in the process with proper torques, ride now drives nice and smooth. Awesome parts!!!!
December 5, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
shocks & struts
love them it's riding on air !!!! And also the PRICE WAS RIGHT !!!!
September 5, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Great product
Would definitely recommend to any one. Did not take long to get and very easy to install.
June 26, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Great Service
First time using A1 Auto and was very happy with Service and Parts. I would order again when needed. Thanks again A1Auto also need to know if you carry any parts for 1986 Chevrolet El Camino.
October 31, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
Good value
The parts arrived early and were in good condition. Installation went smooth and was relatively easy (I'm not a great mechanic either). Make sure you have all the necessary wrenches before starting. These are good quality for the price but don't expect your car to ride like a Cadillac.
November 28, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
Great product
installation is fairly simple. Product has performed well over the last month. Just had to do a realignment after install
June 29, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
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Could you please tell me who this Shock & Strut Kit - 1ASSP01281 is manufactured by? Thanks for your time.
Bruce S on Oct 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have a few different aftermarket companies build these parts specifically for us, as our 1A Auto house brand. They are manufactured to the same OEM specifications as the original part that came with your vehicle. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

How-to Video:

(14:06 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Pick
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 24mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 13/16 Inch Spark Plug Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Strut Spring Compression Tool

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172518
  • Monroe 37315
  • KYB 349125
  • KYB SR4206

Vehicle Fit

  • 2008-2012 Buick Enclave Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
  • 2009-2012 Chevy Traverse Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
  • 2007-2012 GMC Acadia Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
  • 2007-2010 Saturn Outlook Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
Part #: 1ASSP01281

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