How to Replace Struts in your Car or Truck

Опубликовано: 13 мая 2016 г. 1 693 876 просмотров

Front Strut Replacement. Learn how to replace front or rear struts in your car. In this case I am working on a Mazda 3 but replacing struts is the same or very similar for most vehicles so after watching this video you will be able to replace the struts in your vehicle.

Monroe Quick-Struts I use: http://amzn.to/1WsRvNq
Penetrating Fluid I used: http://amzn.to/1Ntet3J
Breaker Bar: http://amzn.to/221MI4M
Thread Locker: http://amzn.to/1WsRKbf
Torque Wrench: http://amzn.to/1VWMJqU

How to Replace Front Shocks:
How to Replace Rear Shocks:
What Abuse Does Your Suspension Take Every Day?:

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Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix. This video was supported by Monroe Shocks & Struts and features the Monroe Quick-Strut® complete replacement strut assembly. This is a perfect fit because I use Monroe shocks and struts in all my vehicles (as you have seen in the past). This video was also supported by 3-in-One as they sent me the penetrating fluid to use in the video.

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    Steve Год назад Aphexis Its really easy man dont worry about memorizing where the parts go you will remeber how it goed when you start to reassemble
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    Gabriel Schwartz 7 месяцев назад Was your wheel alingment affected.
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    Jeremiah Diaz 3 месяца назад After getting an estimate of $700.00 for a front end 2012 cadillac srx (FWD) I'm going to do this shit myself. Getting new tires in and new struts, all I need is to take the vehicle for alignment after the fact. Fucking ripped offs.
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    IWillTeachYouTheWays 9 месяцев назад Most experienced mechanics have learned to only replace the strut rather than use a full "quick-strut" drop-in assembly. Turns out these "quick-struts" almost never match up perfectly to their OE counterpart. Things will be different whether its the spring rate, spring material, strut mount material, strut mount bearing, etc. On almost every car that I have installed a pair or set of "quick-struts", the owner reports back that the car is riding rougher or not handling like it used to. That is why it is recommended to get a pair of spring compressors and only replace the strut or, if you really want to go the drop-in route, purchase your full strut assembly from the car's manufacturer.
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  • silosis
    silosis 1 месяц назад did alot of research and when shopping around for some strusts, was going to buy the cheapest quick assembly i could, glad i read some reviews and comments like yours before my purchase. ended up buying kyb excel g struts. going to have to do more work to move the springs tophats etc's over but im excited to learn and try em out
  • Josh Walty
    Josh Walty 1 месяц назад @silosis KYB also sells "StrutPlus" which is their version of a loaded strut. I've had great results with them.
  • Artem Lokhovitskiy
    Artem Lokhovitskiy Неделю назад Lol. I am about to replace struts on my Accord and also Monroe was number one choice after quick search on internet. Then I went a little bit deeper in web and found that it is all marketing and they are actually crap. Started looking for another brands and found that people are actually happy with KYB and some other brand that has the name similar to some female's name, I forgot what it was. So... I bought KYB's strut-plus. Also I would like to mention that sometimes it is better to replace shocks only but in case of damaged shock + strut mount, plus torn rubber "stoppers" or how you call them - it is simply easier to buy the whole strut assembly. Sure, genuine parts are always better but they cost twice or even three times more than some aftermarket ones. Plus sometimes aftermarket parts may give more stiffness that people want for their cars. As I understood from comments and reviews KYB strut-plus for my Accord is exactly the case and I am glad to that :) coz my car is like a jelly.
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    B2SPIRIT 9 месяцев назад But you can never be too safe, right?
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    purpleravenstar 6 месяцев назад Kenneth Blindheim Same here. They should make stick shifts a thing again and CDL-level driver testing, keeps morons off the road. But I can only dream...
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    ChrisFix 3 года назад +Nebojša Radonjić Thanks!
  • ken johnson
    ken johnson Год назад +ChrisFix I noticed that you didn't use a spring compressor.the vehicle we need to do at some point is a ford transit and it looks the same as what you've done.are spring compressors ever needed for this?
  • SantaFebuff
    SantaFebuff Год назад Disclaimer: I'm not an experience mechanic. It's my understanding that you just need to unload the car's suspension so that the spring is not under weight when removed and that the Quick-Strut used here comes with the new spring already installed. Some struts are just the shock in the middle with the spring supports and brackets, and you have to compress and remove the original spring and re-install that for re-use. That's where the spring compressor comes in, but if you are doing a whole part swap as in the video, it's ok. Just be careful, those springs are incredibly strong as they can hold up a car... I've hear stories of them going through roofs and shooting things and parts at breakneck speeds when they rapidly unload.
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    Brent Oglesby 2 недели назад And an actual torque wrench and mentioning torque specs, to boot!
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix 2 года назад Thanks a lot Luka! Welcome aboard!
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    mydogskips2 2 года назад Yes, he always makes it look really easy. But I still know that I'll probably have one heck of a time trying to do it myself, and that's what worries me.
  • Michael Kern
    Michael Kern 7 месяцев назад Thanks again Chris, doing this job soon on my wife's 2006 Camry.
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    m nugumo 3 месяца назад How did you go? was it almost the same with this mazda?
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    SSJ Bouncy 3 месяца назад I wish i could go there and pay him like $500 to do mine, because commercial places charge over a thousand for this job :(
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    Rob Boutin Jr 2 месяца назад Replacing the strut assemblies on my 2000 neon was the first project I took on when it comes to cars. I think I did that in 2011/2012. I replaced a lot on that car, learned a lot from that. I sort of miss that car lol.
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    ChrisFix 2 месяца назад Niceeee