Question about 1995 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

95 Lumina- needs new strut mount.

Q. Do I have to remove the entire strut assembly in order to replace strut mount? I believe the part that is actually broken is the part that is fastened to the body. My thought is that if I just jack up the car (body) high enough to provide access to the broken part--remove it- slip the new part in place and fasten it then jack the body back down slowly insuring that the strut assembly is going to the right position.?? Am I dreaming or can it be done that way on this car?? By the way I'm talking about the rear strut and the mount bolts are fairly easy to get at from the trunk. What do you think??


Thanks Stevecb

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    how do i remove rear struts on 07 patriot

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 2,039 Answers

Im sorry to the yes our dreaming the shock itself goes right in the mount and the pressure of coil spring you need to compress the coil to remove the pressure when pressure of you con unscrew the shock and change the mount to do that you have to remove the complet stut from the car if you dont have tool to compress remove the stut ourself bring it to a shop ask them to change the mount its easy and safe lot off pressure from the coil hope it FIXYA our problem thanks pierre

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Back end knocks loud when i drive over bumps


that is usually a back strut mount or or possibly mounting tower. To replace the strut mount I highly recommend taking it to a repair shop. However if you chose to do it yourself first raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the tire, then you will notice a set of larger size bolts, carefully rmove them. Now if memory serves you will find the 3 mount bolts in the trunk compartment, carefully remove them. Remove the entire strut assembly from the car. Compress the spring and remove the strut mount from the strut. Installation is reverse of the instructions

Feb 20, 2013 | 2000 Buick Century

1 Answer

How hard is it to replace a rear strut on a 91 chevrolet lumina


You need to have a floor jack and a couple of jack stands. Two bolts hold the strut to the rear wheel/brake assembly and I believe it is one bolt in the trunk. I changed mine about 3 years ago. You shouldn't need any special tools for this. You should have a 4 wheel alignment performed after the struts are replaced. The two bolts on the wheel assembly control the camber of the tire, I would recommend that you look at where the old bolts were when you tighten the bolts down for the new strut.

Sep 10, 2011 | 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

Strut replacement, how to.


Hello jrshine,

It's best if you can buy the complete strut assembly. Trying to deal with the spring is difficult if you don't have the proper spring compressor even then it's dangerous.

1. Raise and support your car and remove the front wheels.
2. Disconnect the speed sensor and brake line from the strut.
3. Remove the lower strut nuts and bolts from the knuckle.
4. Under the hood find the three nuts holding the the top mount.
5. Remove complete strut from car. Be careful not to damage the CV axle boot.

Remember, the strut is under pressure from the spring be very careful.

Take note of the orientation of the top strut mount so when you go to replace it with the new one you get it in the proper location. Also there is a right and left side so make sure you put the rigth one on the right side and left on the left side.

Install new struts in reverse order.

Regards,
netvan

Replacing the entire strut is highly recommend.

Feb 21, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

Are struts on the front or back of this car?


The struts model (MacPherson Strut),are both in front and back of this car.
2000 - 2006 Hyundai Elantra Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly - Rear, Driver Side, KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G, Twin tube, Strut Assembly. $72
2000 - 2006 Hyundai Elantra Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly - Rear, Passenger Side, KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G, Twin tube, Strut Assembly $68
1996 - 2006 Hyundai Elantra Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly - Front, Driver Side, KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G, Twin tube, Strut Assembly $67
1996 - 2006 Hyundai Elantra Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly - Front, Passenger Side, KYB GR-2/EXCEL-G, Twin tube, Strut Assembly $63
Of course this is only the cartridge, you have to transfer the spring, and the top mount of the existing strut. You need a pair of coil spring compressor to do the job. The basic procedure to replace a strut is:
Remove the top nuts that secure the strut assembly to the frame mount inside the engine compartment. Do not remove the center nut.
Mark the lower strut mounting location on the hub for installation reference. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position.
Remove the bolts that hold the strut assembly to the hub.
Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
Mark the top mount for installation reference. Using a side mounted spring compressor, compress the spring and remove the top nut and retaining washer. Pull strut assembly out from the bottom of spring.
Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. Install the retaining washer and top nut.
Tighten the top nut to the manufacturer's specifications and carefully remove the spring compressor.
Place the strut assembly back into the vehicle.

Oct 16, 2010 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

How do I remove & replace radiator on 1991 Lumina?


GM Lumina/Grand Prix/Cutlass Supreme/Regal 1988-1996
Radiator - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the air cleaner, mounting stud and duct.
CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or inPuddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. To avoid being burned, do NOT remove the thermostat housing cap while the engine is at normal operating temperature. The cooling system will release scalding fluid and steam under pressure if the cap is removed while the engine is still hot.
  1. Properly drain the engine cooling system into a suitable container.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery reservoir.
  3. Remove the engine strut brace bolts from the upper tie bar and rotate the struts and brace rearward.
To prevent shearing of the rubber bushing, loosen the bolts on the engine strut before swinging the struts.
  1. Remove the air intake resonator mounting nut, upper radiator mounting panel bolts and clamps. Tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Detach the cooling fan electrical connectors.
  3. Remove the upper radiator mounting panel with the fans attached or the fan assembly, as applicable.
  4. Disconnect the upper and lower radiator hoses.
  5. Detach the low coolant sensor electrical connector, then remove the sensor, if used.
  6. If equipped, remove the automatic transaxle cooler lines from the radiator.
  7. Unfasten any necessary retainers, then remove the radiator.
To install:
If a new radiator is being used, transfer all necessary fittings from the old radiator to the new one.
  1. Position the radiator into the lower insulator pads
  2. If equipped, attach the automatic transaxle cooler lines to radiator.
  3. Install the low coolant sensor and attach the electrical connector.
  4. Connect the upper and lower radiator hoses and secure with the clamps.
  5. Install the upper radiator mounting panel with the fans attached or install the fan assemblies. Tighten the fan mounting bolts to 53 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Connect the fan wires
  6. Install the mounting panel bolts and clamps. Tighten the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  7. Install the coolant recovery bottle.
  8. Swing the engine strut to the proper position and tighten the bolts.
  9. Refill the engine with the specified amount and type of engine coolant.
  10. Install the air cleaner, then connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Start the engine and check for coolant leaks.

Hope helps with this (remember comment and rated this).

May 28, 2010 | 1991 Chevrolet Lumina

1 Answer

How to cange front shocks.?


Raise and support the car safely and remove the front wheels. Undo the clip holding the brake line to the strut. Loosen the bolts holding the strut to the steering knuckle. Before removing them, remove the strut mount tower bolts under the hood. Then remove the other bolts, the entire strut assembly will slide out. You can either install a complete new strut and spring assembly (more expensive), or you can use a coil spring compressor to remove the spring from the old strut and install it on a new strut (less expensive but a lot more work, and you must have access to a spring compressor). Make sure when installing the spring that it is aligned correctly on the new strut. Also, you should replace the strut mounts with new ones. Be aware that a compressed spring is very dangerous, so be sure to follow the instructions for the spring compressor. Re-install the strut assembly. Make sure that the knuckle bolts and strut mount bolts are torqued to spec.

Mar 28, 2010 | 1990 Honda Accord

1 Answer

How i can replace Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly for nisan maxima 2000 model, driver side and passenger side thanks


Raise the car and remove the wheels. Loosen the bolts holding the strut to the steering knuckle. Before removing them, remove the strut mount bolts under the hood. Then remove the other bolts, the entire strut assembly will slide out. You can either install a complete new strut and spring assembly (more expensive), or you can use a coil spring compressor to remove the spring from the old strut and install it on a new one (less expensive but you must have access to a spring compressor). Make sure when installing the spring that it is aligned correctly on the new strut. A compressed spring is very dangerous, be sure to follow the instructions with the spring compressor. Re-install the strut assembly. Make sure that the knuckle bolts are torqued to spec.

Mar 16, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I need to know whether I can change the rear struts on my 97 Lumina at home in the garage. My regular mechanic implied that this was not a home think to do and the car would also need a rear alignment....


Hi Nick , I also am also Lumina owner , the struts should be a snap , it has a spring around the strut, you will need a tool to compress the spring & make it safer to remove the strut assembly , the upper mount has either 2 nuts or 2 bolts holding it to the car , the 2 Lower bolts holding the strut to the spindle/control arm shouldn't have eccentrics in them so the alignment shouldn't change. , do 1 side at a time and make sure you use safety stands.

On a side note you may be able to purchase a Quickstrut complete strut assembly (Strut/Spring/Upper mount). making your job a lot Faster !

Mar 01, 2010 | Chevrolet Lumina Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Need to replace front struts ,the spring compressor i have does not fit the space between the springs


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.

Jan 23, 2010 | 2003 Jeep Liberty

2 Answers

How do you change the rear struts in my 95 Olds Cutlass supreme? Is this something I could do myself or would I be better off taking it to a mechanaic?


Many of the 95 Cutlass Supremes have a transverse leaf spring suspension on the rear and there are no coil springs. I believe it depends on whether it is a 2 door or 4 door model. It is much easier to do the struts on the transverse leaf spring type. Support the knuckle with a jack or jack stand. Unbolt the upper mounting bracket by removing 2 bolts from inside the wheel well. Then remove the 2 bolts holding the bottom of the strut to the knuckle. Now you can remove the upper mounting bracket from the strut and place it on the new strut. Reinstall by reversing the procedure.

You can also leave the upper mounting bracket on the car and just unbolt the strut, but this can be more difficult. Support the knuckle with a jack or jack stand. Use a torx socket to keep the strut shaft from spinning and remove the upper mounting nut. Now remove the 2 bolts holding the bottom of the strut to the knuckle. Reinstall by reversing the procedure.

Jun 07, 2009 | 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Chevrolet Lumina Logo

Related Topics:

255 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6880 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...