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 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

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.

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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Vehicle Fit

  • 2005-2010 Chevy Cobalt Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side TRQ SCA57493
  • 2006-2011 Chevy HHR (excluding SS Models) Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side TRQ SCA57493
  • 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side TRQ SCA57493
  • 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side TRQ SCA57493

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172179L
  • Monroe 182179L
  • KYB SR4057
  • TRQ SCA57493
Part #: 1ASTS00644

TRQ
Brand #: SCA57493

How-to Video:

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