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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Struts - how to replace

Need to replace my struts in my '07 with just over 60k. I have all the parts and tools. Is this an easy job? Any step by step instructions?

'07 G6 V6
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 12:31 PM
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This was my first major mod.

1. Brake lugs
2. Jack car
3. Take tire off
4. Remove stabilizer from strut
5. Remove strut to steering knuckle nut (the 2 big bolts on the strut, on of them is grooved so it does not spin) Remember which one is top and which is bottom.
6. Remove brake line bracket
7. Support Rotor/Lower Control arm so it doesn't just hang
8. Remove strut tower bolts
9. Remove strut
10. Insert an allen wrench an brake the nut that holds the spring
11. Compress spring and remove the nut on the strut
12. Reverse process
13. Get Alignment!!!

Strut shaft nut - 52ft lb
Strut tower - 18lb ft
Stabilizer link - 48lb ft
Strut to steering knuckle - 89lb ft

With 2 people it can be done with in an hour, good luck.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-12-2012, 09:12 AM
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I am trying to save major $$ by doing this myself and this will definitely come in handy.

Can anyone tell me what tools I will need to complete the job? A friend will loan me spring compressor but I would hate to keep running to the store for the tools I should have had handy in the first place..

thanks a ton
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