Replaces

Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Econo-Matic 181661 - MNSTS00186

Why Buy Econo-Matic Strut Assemblies?

Econo-Matic strut assemblies are an economical and easy-to-install alternative. Some of its benefits include:

 

  • Quicker installation time
  • Pre-assembled and no compression tool required
    • Includes new mount, bearing, coil spring, isolators, boot, and strut
  • Nitrogen gas charged

 

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front

2 Year Warranty

This item is backed by a 2 Year Warranty. In the event this item should fail during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Remove the wheel (0:45)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. step : Remove the bottom of the shock (1:02)
    • Unbolt the two bottom bolts 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
  3. step : Remove the top of the strut (1:40)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Use your 13 mm socket and ratchet and some penetrating oil to remove the three bolts securing the top of the strut.
    • Pull the strut down and out.
  4. step : Install the new strut (2:10)
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 13 mm nuts to 35-45 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom two nuts and bolts and torque to 100 ft lbs.
  5. step : Replace the wheel (3:46)
    • 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

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

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

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2005-2009 Buick Allure Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 1997-2005 Buick Century Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse (excluding Super Models) Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 1997-2004 Buick Regal Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 2000-2013 Chevy Impala Front Strut & Spring Assembly (excluding Police Package) Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 2000-2007 Chevy Monte Carlo Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181661

This part replaces:

  • Monroe Econo-Matic 181661
  • Hollander 527-01315
Only 4 left in stock
Part #: MNSTS00186

Monroe Econo-Matic
Brand #: 181661

How-to Video:

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