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. 

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 wheel (0:57)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. step : Remove the bottom of the shock (1:09)
    • Unbolt the 10 mm securing the brake line to the strut.
    • Unbolt the two bottom bolts securing the shock.
    • Use a breaker bar and an 18 mm socket and some penetrating oil.
    • Remove the 18 mm stabilizer link nut.
    • 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 (2:45)
    • Pop the hood and secure it.
    • Use your 10 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 (3:20)
    • Work the strut into place and bolt in the top three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 10 mm nuts to 20-25 ft lbs
    • Torque the 18 mm stabilizer link nut to 85 ft lbs
    • Bolt in the bottom bolt and 18 mm nut and torque to 75 ft lbs.
    • Fasten the brake line to the strut using your 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. step : Replace the wheel (5:36)
    • Put the wheel back on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs using a star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

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Best parts!!
I will always use 1A auto for all of my car part needs!! The service is great and the delivery speed is awesome!!!
March 17, 2018
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Vehicle Fit

  • 2004-2012 Chevy Malibu Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side
  • 2004-2007 Chevy Malibu Maxx Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac G6 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side
  • 2007-2009 Saturn Aura Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 172199
  • Monroe 182199
  • KYB SR4094
  • KYB SR4098
Part #: 1ASTS00901



How-to Video:

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