Replaces

Volvo Strut Assembly Front Monroe OESpectrum 71699 - MNSTS00363

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front

Why Buy Monroe OESpectrum Shock and Struts?

Monroe OESpectrum 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

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 wheel (1:30)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with your 19 mm socket and ratchet or a lug wrench.
    • Raise and secure the vehicle.
  2. step : Remove the brakes (2:13)
    • Check out our other videos for more detailed instructions on brakes
  3. step : remove the strut (1:47)
    • Hit the top three nuts and bottom two with penetrating oil
    • Remove the three 13 mm bolts.
    • disconnect the stabilizer link from the strut
    • Use a 17 mm socket to break the stabilizer link nut loose and then use an Allen wrench and a wrench to remove it the rest of the way.
    • Unclip the ABS cable from the strut.
    • Remove the 18 mm bolts at the bottom of the strut.
    • Pull the strut from the vehicle.
  4. step : Install the new strut (4:52)
    • Fit the strut into place and hand thread the three nuts up top.
    • Fit the strut into the steering knuckle and bolt in the 18 mm bolts.
    • Torque the 18 mm bolts to 55 to 60 ft lbs.
    • Tighten the top three nuts to 20 to 22 ft lbs.
  5. step : Reassemble the stabilizer links and brakes (6:10)
    • Tighten together the stabilizer link.
    • Clip the ABS cable back onto the strut.
    • Check out our other videos for more detailed brake assembly instructions.
  6. step : Put the wheel back on. (6:50)
    • Hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle
    • See your owner’s for torque specs for the hub nut or bolt.
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.
  7. If you took your brakes apart, pump the brakes a few times to recompress the calipers and carefully road test before driving regularly.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 6mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

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

  • Wrenches - Metric

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

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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
1993-1997Volvo 850 Volvo 850 Front Strut Assembly without Electronic Suspension Monroe OESpectrum 71699
1998-2004Volvo C70 Volvo C70 Front Strut Assembly without Electronic Suspension Monroe OESpectrum 71699
1998-2000Volvo S70 Volvo S70 Front Strut Assembly without Electronic Suspension Monroe OESpectrum 71699
1998-2000Volvo V70 Volvo V70 Front Strut Assembly without Electronic Suspension Monroe OESpectrum 71699

This part replaces:

  • Monroe OESpectrum 71699
Part #: MNSTS00363


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Monroe OESpectrum
Brand #: 71699

How-to Video:

(07:49 min)