How to Replace Struts in your Car or Truck

Опубликовано: 13 мая 2016 г. 1 609 386 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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    Gabriel Schwartz 5 месяцев назад Was your wheel alingment affected.
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    Jeremiah Diaz 1 месяц 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
    IWillTeachYouTheWays 7 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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    Luke Smith 7 месяцев назад “Out with the old, and in with the new!”
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    Dodgerguy Benitez 1 месяц назад “Penetrating liquid”
  • meyaw Abdulaziz
    meyaw Abdulaziz 2 года назад wow... these old shocks are pretty jacked up ...man thats a pretty corrosive environment
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    davecc0000 2 года назад +Faisal Welcome to winter in America. We put tons of salt on the snow on the roads to melt it. This makes salt water that rusts our cars.
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    meyaw Abdulaziz 2 года назад @davecc0000 i see....
  • Evan Dickson
    Evan Dickson 2 года назад (изменено) davecc0000 canadas terrible for that too. It's like they need salt because no one in the Toronto area knows how to drive safely in winter.
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    Rob Boutin Jr 1 месяц 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 3 недели назад Niceeee
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    riley watson 2 года назад agreed
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    ChrisFix 2 года назад Thanks a lot Luka! Welcome aboard!