Question about 2003 Pontiac Vibe
How hard is it to install struts in front? and how do you do it?
Awkward rather than difficult I would say.
You need Axle stands, & spring compressors, & a bar & chain, as well as usual ratchets and spanners .
Jack & support on stands. Remove roadwheel, Remove lower strut bolt, Remove bottom wishbone balljoint from hub assembly. Remove top strut mountings. Use spring compressors. Use bar & chain to lover wishbone, remove strut.
Refit new strut - Use now lower bolt& nut. Refit wishbone bottom balljoint Remove spring compressors & bolt up.
The hard part is manouvering the strut with one leg keeping the wishbone out of the way. - and refitting the balljoint straight.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2008
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