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How to change front struts 2004 Stratus - 2004 Dodge Stratus

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Not a do it yourself job unless you have help from a mechanic with the right tools ,like spring clamps ,good ones ,if one of them springs comes loose then its off with your head

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There isn't online repair information available from Autozone.com, for the 2004 Dodge Stratus, so the best bet is to try to get your own repair manual from Haynes or Chilton or even the manufacturer of the vehicle, in order to find out how to do it.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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Jack up and secure front end of your vehicle,Take off two front wheels. Loosen to bolt on the bottom of struts (Its a bolt and nut). Remove clip that holds brake hose on to strut and remove hose. DO NOT OPEN BRAKE LINE OR DISCONNECT FROM CALIPER. Remove bolts and remove bottom of strut from knuckle/Hub assembly. Then loosen nuts on strut tower( on top of fender inside hood) (3) nuts, mark exact locations of each nut on strut mount area on upper fender weld. Make sure to hold strut on the bottom so it doesn't drop down on caliper and knuckle or on you possibly.YOU WILL NEED A SPRING COMPRESSOR to compress spring so you can take struts off. MAKE SURE THAT SPRING IN COMPRESSED/SQUEEZED WITH A STRUT COMPRESSOR. Then loose center nut on strut tower(may be covered with a circular rubber cover) If nut spin around with out getting loose use vise grips to hold strut rod ONLY TO REMOVE STRUT NOT TO INSTALL. if you use vise grips to install it will damage strut. When nut is off, remove strut and reinstall new one transfer all rubber boots and cushions from old strut. Good Luck thanks for using FIX-YA.com contact me if you need more help.

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no but be carefull lots of pressure in those spring good luck pierre

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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There isn't really a replacement interval for struts however if you notice that the ride is a lot more bouncy then it used to be or notice oil leaking from them it's time to replace. For a quick crude but effective test, using the palm of your hands push down on a corner of the vehicle a few times to get it bouncing up and down. If once you release it it continues to bounce for more then 2 or 3 times it might be time to replace the struts.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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Hi, to remove follow this instruction

  • Raise the front end of the van and secure it on jack stands, then remove the wheel for the struts being replaced. If you are removing both struts and will be re-installing the same ones, mark the left and right strut with chalk or washable paint.
  • Disconnect and remove the brackets connecting the brake hose and the speed sensor cable to the strut bracket. Disconnect the stabilizer bar from the strut assembly with a Torx wrench and 40 IP bit; use a flare nut wrench on the link stud to keep it in place while turning.
  • Remove the bolts connecting the strut assembly to the steering knuckle. Remove the nuts connecting the strut assembly's upper mount to the strut tower; these nuts are accessible from underneath the hood. Lower and remove the strut assembly from its tower; this might take an assistant's help due to the weight.


To Install
  • Raise and push the strut assembly into its strut tower and make sure its upper studs poke through the holes at the top of the tower. Have an assistant hold the strut in place and install the nuts on the studs, tightening them to 21 foot pounds.
  • Align the steering knuckle with the strut assembly, placing the knuckle's arm into the strut assembly bracket. Align the mounting holes for both the assembly bracket and steering knuckle and install the bolts, tightening them to 65 foot pounds and then an additional 90 degrees.
  • Install the stabilizer bar onto the strut assembly's bracket. Tighten the nut connecting the two to 65 foot pounds. Install the brackets connecting the brake hose and speed sensor cable to the strut assembly brackets.
  • Reconnect the wheels and lower the vehicle.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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