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What strut spring compressor should i buy to replace the front struts on 2002 dodge stratus

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SOURCE: need to replace front struts

A "normal" coil spring compressor won't usually work on struts. A strut compressor works from both ends of the assembly. You can remove the entire strut and spring without removing the spring, then you place it into the compressor, increase tension just a bit and remove the top bearing and mount plate , relieve the tension, remove the strut and reverse the procedure to re-assemble it.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Stratus Squeaks

I would check the lower control arm bushings and sway bar bushings for the squeak,and the shaken when breaking means you have warped rotors,if it shakes in the steering wheel its the frt,if the whole car shakes then it usaaly means it is in the rear rotorsor drums.

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: struct replacement. Do I need to use a spring compressor?

any strut you need to compress the spring before you crack that top center bolt its potentially dangerous dummies been hospitalized from flying springs get a good compress not super squeezed get the resistance off the nut just a half inch gap then take off spring load spring and when you load look at the bottom of the spring has a cut on the coil seat it right the coil sits the cut end on the bottom seat ....

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: replacing front struts 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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SOURCE: 2002 Elantra GT Strut question

I have a chrysler grand Voyager where it has been involved in an accident before I purchased it, I`ve found out that the front offside strut is bent so I need to replace it. I`ve got the manual to me car and found out that It`s quite an easy job on the Chrysler because there are two 21mm bolts that lock the hub carrier and just three 13mm nuts at the top of the tower. I`ve already had them loosened ready for the replacement part. The problem with mine though is as soon as you release the two 21mm bolts, I will lose the camber angle so I`m going to make some measurements before I remove the strut. Why have I told you all this?? I`m wondering if your car will have the same system as regards Camber and Toe In settings. Ian

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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To replace the struts you would need a coil spring compressor which is dangerous to use.
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My 2001 Dodge Stratus uses struts only instead of shocks. I recently had struts and stabilizer bars installed on the rear of my car. My question is why do I still get the same results when driving, like...

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You are working on one of the all-time top-ten worst cars of all time to work on. For the front struts, get a good spring compressor and be ready to disassemble most of the front suspension. Sell the car now. Really, it's a 98. Trade up to a 99 of any other make,other than dodge.

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after removing the strut all struts have to be put in a strut spring compressor to hold compression on the spring before removing the shock part of the strut

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