Replaces

Strut Assembly Front Driver Side Monroe Sensa-Trac 71591 - MNSTS00458

Why Buy Monroe Sensa-Trac Shock and Struts?

Monroe Sensa-Trac Shock Absorbers and Struts are designed to be direct replacements while improving handling. Some of their benefits include:

  • Application specific valving
  • Improved filtering of road noise, vibration, and harshness
  • Nitrogen gas charged
  • Upgraded sealing for longer life

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front
  • Side Location: Driver Side

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 : Removing the Wheel (0:50)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Air Intake (1:23)
    • Disconnect the mass air flow sensor wiring harness
    • Disconnect the air intake temperature sensor
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts along the air intake box
    • Loosen the two hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the air intake box up and out
  3. step : Removing the Strut (2:12)
    • Hold the washer with a pipe wrench
    • Remove the 19mm nut with a socket, ratchet, and pipe for leverage
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the brake line
    • Pry out the clip from the brake line with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the 17mm nuts from the strut and wheel knuckle
    • Use a hammer and punch to remove the 17mm bolts
    • Maneuver the strut from the wheel knuckle - use a hammer if necessary
  4. step : Installing the New Strut (5:10)
    • Install the old sleeve and washer to the new strut
    • Feed the strut into place
    • Push the wheel knuckle into place
    • Insert and tighten the two 17mm bolts
    • Torque the 17mm bolts between 75-80 foot-pounds
    • Place the brake line into the new strut
    • Replace the clip on the brake line
    • Insert and tighten the 10mm bolt to the brake line
    • Make sure the strut lines up properly by inspecting the top
  5. step : Reattaching the Wheel (7:24)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the 19mm lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  6. step : Installing the Air Box (7:59)
    • Make sure the gasket is on top of the strut
    • Insert the washer and 22mm nut by hand
    • Hold the washer with a pipe wrench and tighten the 22mm socket
    • Torque the 22mm strut bolt between 80-90 foot-pounds
    • Lower the air intake box into place
    • Reconnect the air intake hose
    • Tighten the two hose clamps with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Connect the air intake temperature sensor
    • Connect the mass air flow sensor wiring harness
    • Replace the three 10mm bolts

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Center Punch
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Pipe Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 22mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench

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This part replaces:

  • Monroe Sensa-Trac 71591
Only 2 left in stock
Part #: MNSTS00458

Monroe Sensa-Trac
Brand #: 71591

How-to Video:

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