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Meriva front strut replacement

How do i go about replacing a 2008 vauxhall meriva front strut/shock absorber?

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SOURCE: does a 1999 chrysler 300M use shock absorbers or struts?

if front wheel drive its struts
if rear wheel drive its shocks
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SOURCE: Shock Absorber replacement 2002 Explorer Sport Trac

These are just regular shocks and not struts so they should come out with just common tools. You may need to soak the fasteners in penetrating oil for a while or, use heat tget the fasteners to break loose from the corrosion.

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SOURCE: strus or shocks in the front end of the magnum?

According to the replacement parts guide, they are struts and I checked for all wheel drive and 2 wheel drive and all are showing struts.

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SOURCE: replacing front struts

Okay....here is the steps first....and then the directions on how to use the tools:

  1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the front wheel.
  3. Detach the shock absorber lower mount by removing the two bolts.
  4. Remove the retainer nut, retainer, cushion and shock absorber.
  5. Detach the cushion retainer from the shock absorber.
  6. Compress the coil spring with a commercially available spring compressor.
  7. Detach the stabilizer bar.
  8. Support the upper suspension arm and steering knuckle securely.
  9. Remove the cotter pin.
  10. Loosen and remove the nut.
  11. Using a ball joint removal tool, detach the lower ball joint from the lower control arm.
  12. Loosen the suspension arm set bolt.
  13. Remove the suspension arm set bolt nut.
  14. Remove the nut from the strut bar front set bolt.
  15. Pull out both set bolts.
  16. Remove the lower suspension arm and coil spring. To install:
  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following torque specifications:
    1. Strut bar front set bolt: 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm)
    2. Lower suspension arm set bolt: 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm)
    3. Lower ball joint nut: 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
    4. Lug nuts: 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).

Posted on May 13, 2009

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    Replacing front struts


    Okay....here is the steps first....and then the directions on how to use the tools:

    1. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
    2. Remove the front wheel.
    3. Detach the shock absorber lower mount by removing the two bolts.
    4. Remove the retainer nut, retainer, cushion and shock absorber.
    5. Detach the cushion retainer from the shock absorber.
    6. Compress the coil spring with a commercially available spring compressor.
    7. Detach the stabilizer bar.
    8. Support the upper suspension arm and steering knuckle securely.
    9. Remove the cotter pin.
    10. Loosen and remove the nut.
    11. Using a ball joint removal tool, detach the lower ball joint from the lower control arm.
    12. Loosen the suspension arm set bolt.
    13. Remove the suspension arm set bolt nut.
    14. Remove the nut from the strut bar front set bolt.
    15. Pull out both set bolts.
    16. Remove the lower suspension arm and coil spring. To install:
    17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following torque specifications:
      1. Strut bar front set bolt: 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm)
      2. Lower suspension arm set bolt: 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm)
      3. Lower ball joint nut: 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
      4. Lug nuts: 83 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).

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    My answer is not going to help you because not only do you need specialized equipment, but you will need special experience to perform this job.

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