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33 -FRONT SUSPENSION > STRUT ASSEMBLY > STRUT ASSEMBLY DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY
DISASSEMBLY AND REASSEMBLY
 
Disassembly steps
<<A>>>>E<<1.Strut nut (Self-locking nut)
>>D<<2.Strut insulator assembly
>>C<<3.Strut bearing
>>B<<4.Bump stopper
5.Upper spring pad
>>A<<6.Coil spring
7.Lower spring pad
<<B>>8.Strut

 
 
DISASSEMBLY SERVICE POINTS
 
 
<<A>> STRUT NUT (SELF-LOCKING NUT) REMOVAL
 
1. Install special tool attachment A (MB991795) to special tool spring compressor (MB991793) as shown in the figure.
 
2. Set the strut assembly to the following special tools:
  • Spring compressor (MB991793)
  • Attachment A (MB991795)
  • Upper plate (MB991794)
  • Fixture (MB991830)
noteUse the bolts and nuts removed from the vehicle to secure the strut assembly and tighten them lightly by hand.
3. After setting the strut assembly, operate the spring compressor and compress the coil spring by approximately 5 mm.
 
4.
cautionThe locking nut for the piston rod inside the strut may be loose. Do not use the impact wrench to loosen the strut nut (self-locking nut).
Use the following special tools to loosen the strut nut (self-locking nut):
  • Wrench (MB991681)
  • Socket (MB991682)
 

 
 
<<B>> STRUT REMOVAL
cautionWear the protective glasses. Although the gas is harmless, drilling chips may be blown out by the gas.
 
Before disposal of the strut, place the strut on the level surface with the piston rod extended, and make a hole of approximately 3 mm in diameter at the point shown in the figure to discharge the gas.
 
 
 
 
REASSEMBLY SERVICE POINTS
 
 
>>A<< COIL SPRING INSTALLATION
cautionMake sure that the coil spring is seated properly in the concave groove of the spring pad.
 
1. Align the bottom end of the coil spring with the end of the recess in the spring lower pad.
 

 
 
>>B<< BUMP STOPPER INSTALLATION
 
Insert the bump stopper securely into the cup (cup for stopper fixation) of the strut insulator assembly until it is seated.
 
 
 
>>C<< STRUT BEARING INSTALLATION
cautionInstall the strut bearing without any damage.
 
 
>>D<< STRUT INSULATOR ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION
 
As shown in the figure, align the arrow part of the strut insulator assembly with the centre position of the joint part of the strut and the knuckle and attach them.
 
 
 
>>E<< STRUT NUT (SELF-LOCKING NUT) INSTALLATION
 
1. Use the following special tools to compress the coil spring gradually:
  • Spring compressor (MB991793)
  • Attachment A (MB991795)
  • Upper plate (MB991794)
  • Fixture (MB991830)

 
2.
cautionThe locking nut for the piston rod inside the strut may be loose. Do not use the impact wrench to loosen the strut nut (self-locking nut).
Use the following special tools to tighten the strut nut (self-locking nut) to the specified torque:
  • Wrench (MB991681)
  • Socket (MB991682)
Tightening torque: 60 ± 9 N·m
 
 




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