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Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Quick-Strut 172179R - MNSTS00160

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Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location:   Front

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 

Why Buy Monroe Quick-Strut Assemblies?

Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies are high quality and easy-to-install. Some of its benefits include:

  • Application specific technology
  • Restores factory ride height and feel
  • Quicker installation time than bare strut assemblies
  • Pre-assembled and no compression tool required
    • Includes new mount, bearing, coil spring, isolators, boot, and strut
  • Nitrogen gas charged

Item Condition: New

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 top of the strut (1:07)
    • Lift the hood and secure it.
    • Remove the three 13 mm nuts in the engine bay securing the top of the strut.
    • Keep two of them loosely threaded just to keep the strut from flopping around while you work on the bottom half.
  2. step : Remove the wheels (1:37)
    • Use a 19 mm lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts.
    • Raise and secure the vehicle.
    • Remove the lug nuts and set the wheel aside.
  3. step : Remove the stabilizer link (2:03)
    • Use an 18 mm wrench and an 18 mm socket and ratchet to remove the stabilizer link.
    • A breaker bar can help get it loose, using the wrench to secure the back of the bolt.
  4. step : Remove the bottom of the strut (3:01)
    • Apply some penetrating oil to the two 18 mm nuts securing the strut to the steering knuckle.
    • Work the bolts out of the steering knuckle and strut.
    • Unthread the top two nuts and pull the strut down and out.
  5. step : Install the new strut (4:35)
    • Put the strut into place and thread one of the bolts through the bottom of the strut and the steering knuckle.
    • This secures the strut so you can secure the top three nuts.
    • Torque the two bolts at the bottom to 100 ft lbs.
    • Reassemble the stabilizer link.
    • Replace the wheel, using a star pattern on the lug nuts.
    • Torque the top three nuts to 20 ft lbs.
    • Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
2005-2010Chevy Cobalt Chevy Cobalt Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side Monroe Quick-Strut 172179R
2007-2010Pontiac G5 Pontiac G5 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side Monroe Quick-Strut 172179R
2005-2006Pontiac Pursuit Pontiac Pursuit Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side Monroe Quick-Strut 172179R
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Part #: MNSTS00160


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Monroe Quick-Strut
Brand #: 172179R

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