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 
Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

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 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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Strut and spring assemblies for the front of my Chevy Cobalt
The product arrived on time and was a perfect fit. Installation was straight forward. The installation video was very helpful. These new struts made a dramatic improvement in the ride.
January 21, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Strut & Spring Assembly Front Pair
Arrived on time, exactly like old ones, very easy to install.
Will buy from 1A again when need arises.
March 8, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Good parts
My son did the job. He said everything came exactly the same. Very good parts. Thans
February 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Perfect fit
This product was at a great price fast shipping and a perfect fit. Relatively easy to install once you are able to release the nut from the sway linkage, but that is no fault of the product.
August 3, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Best place to get parts
I don’t normally go back and write reviews but I will on this. I’ve been looking for new struts for my wife’s cars I’ve looked at other places shopped around then I stumbled across 1aauto never heard of them but I got to looking found the struts I was looking for they had them in stock and the best prices I could find on them ordering was simple easy shipped on time and got to my house in no time I was surprised it got here that fast. This will probably become my go to place to buys parts.
April 17, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Fast delivery - great value and exact fit.
The strut assemblies arrived really fast, easy to install, very good quality, exact fit and great ride. I would recommend them and plan to use replace on my other car as well.
July 10, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
deliver orders
they always ship on time and send the right parts too.
April 2, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Success!
As a driveway mechanic (this is a generous description), I had a successful install with the help of your youtube tutorial. I haven't driven the vehicle yet but the change out was the highlight of my weekend. Thanks for the help!
November 7, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Great products and service
My order was shipped so quickly that before I could check the order status, the parts were delivered. I was impressed with the instructions and the video of the install. I will definitely order from 1aauto again.
March 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Half the cost of Auto Zone
I had my doubts, but when comparing costs and quality I couldn't find anything close to the 1A assembly, Everything mounted up perfectly and works great. Very happy!!
April 3, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Is this the whole complete strut package? Would i have to buy anything else? Could i just buy this and switch out my struts and have no problems?
Shawn on Dec 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: these are a direct swap out unit. No additional parts needed for this job
Is this two parts, one left and one right? Or is this 1 part that I need to buy two of?
Lisa V on Oct 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is one left and one right. You wont need to buy anything else. Don't forget to get a front end alignment once they are installed.
Who is the manufacturer of this product?
Craig S on May 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are our 1A Auto brand struts. They are made for us in either Taiwan, or China and backed by a limited lifetime warranty as long as you own the vehicle.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2006-2011 Chevy HHR Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair (excluding SS Models)
  • 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 182179L
  • Monroe 182179R
  • Monroe 172179L
  • Monroe 172179R
  • KYB SR4057
  • KYB SR4056
Part #: 1ASSP00157



How-to Video:

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