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How to replace front struts on a Saturn ION

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Front shocks replacement (Mac Pherson).
To give an idea of the job if you want to do it yourself or if a pro do it for you. it's just to give an idea i'm not a pro. Only special tool needed is a spring compressor. This job must be done with the hands and the brain. There is a very big tension on the spring once compressed. Compression must be equally distributed on the two compressors and they must be positionned in a symetrical way .





Front Shock (Strut) Replacement with Basic Hand Tools
Click Here to Subscribe! http://youtube.com/carsntoys Website: http://carsntoys.net Strut replacement on a 1997 Nissan Maxima. As in all my repair videos, I use only basic hand tools. Same procedure for 1995-1999 Maxima's & 1996-1999 Infiniti I30. Similar procedure for other model years. The strut used in this video is Monroe part number 181682. Check your vehicle's repair manual for proper torque specifications. Tools required: Floor Jack Jack Stand 1/2" Drive Breaker Bar Torque Wrench 19mm (or 3/4") socket 17mm socket 14mm socket Ratchet Hammer Flat head screwdriver Safety Glasses Note: This video is being performed by an experienced tech. Any attempt to repair automotive parts and/or systems carries risk of personal injury. Always adhere and follow safe practices when working on vehicles. Such as, use safety glasses, jack stands, no loose clothing, etc. No guarantee or warranty is implied. Use the information in this video at your own risk. Publication, reproduction or distribution of this film is strictly prohibited.





Saturn ION front Control Arm Bushing replacement
Saturn ION Control Arm Bushing replacement. Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR and probably other GM Delta platform cars as well. This is for the front button bushing that fails on many of these cars. BUY THE WHOLE CONTROL ARM THAT INCLUDES THE BUSHINGS AND BALL JOINT. Watch the whole video so you can see where I wasted time trying to line up the button bushing and how it is best to bolt the front (Roller Type) bushing in and get the ball joint in and then put the tire back on and let the car off the jack - then the new button bushing (the one that fails in the first place) will line up so the bolt can go through it. If you follow my advice on lining it up you can have it done in an hour less than it took me -- you will get it done in 90 minutes or less. You may need to have the wheel aligned -- my steering wheel moved a bit off center but the car seems to drive the same (it does not pull) and of course the loud banging of the arm against the frame is gone. I might get it aligned after I do the other side -- it has not failed yet however with time it could. Play the video full screen so you can see details. Sorry for any sloppy video work - the sun was setting and I had to switch cameras (battery issue) as well.





2007 Saturn Ion Full Brakes and Strut Replace
How to replace brake pads, rotors and struts on a Saturn ION and most other vehicles.




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