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Old 08 Apr 2014, 02:35 pm
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Just changed my front strut assemblies on my 03 Pt Cruiser Limited ...rides like new sits a little higher, but after 107,000 it was past time ...best of all it was only 200$ for both from Oreielly for Monroe struts this was complete with new springs. Took about 2 hrs to to it well worth the time and effort
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 03:17 pm
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did you do it??? did they rent you a spring compressor
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 05:45 pm
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did you do it??? did they rent you a spring compressor
I believe he used the complete assembly.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 06:54 pm
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Hope you got an alignment when you were done.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 07:51 pm
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Hope you got an alignment when you were done.
Actually, without adjuster bolts in the struts. No reason to do one for struts. Anything affected by the strut change is unadjustable.
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Actually, without adjuster bolts in the struts. No reason to do one for struts. Anything affected by the strut change is unadjustable.
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Old 10 Apr 2014, 09:06 am
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These were complete assemblies . Best of all no alignment needed knock out two lower bolts, remove 3 nuts on shock tower remove grd strap(if it still is attached) pry out knucke from botton of strut remove old strut. Hardest part was putting 2 lower bolts in place used a long drift ti alighn and it went back toghether like butter . The 2 lower bolts are not exentric type bolts so no alignment required per the Haynes manual.
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The 2 lower bolts are not exentric type bolts so no alignment required per the Haynes manual.
I didn't know that.
I had alignment done on mine - but probably needed it anyway as it had been a while since last alignment.
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I changed my own struts, too, a couple of months ago, it was a breeze using the complete assemblies. The dealership wanted an enoumous amount for labor, but that's because they price it out replacing all the parts separately rather than using complete, ready to install assemblies. I did have an alignment done because after I replaced the struts, I had the dealership replace the complete lower control arm assemblies, so of course an alignment would be needed after that, but I saved about $400 by doing the struts myself.
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