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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 Pedders Xa Coilover Install.f4v
Alan's autocross Saturn ION gets a set of Pedders Xa coilovers installed DIY style in a driveway. This video serves as a Do-It-Yourself guide. After watching this video if you are not confident you can do the install on your own, don't do it without the assistance of a more experienced DIY mechanic or take your car to a Pedders shop. Overall, it is not a complex install. If you have changed struts on a car you should be able to handle this porject.





How to Replace Rear Shocks - 2006 Saturn ION
Here is how you replace the shocks on a 2007 Saturn ION.





Strut bearing failure. How to tell if yours is gone.
Woooopps is all I can say lol Sorry about the low light at the end of the video. I had a Little mix up with videos.





Stabilizer or Sway Bar Link Replace On a Saturn Ion
A amateur demo on how I replaced some sway bar links on a Saturn Ion.





How to: Disassemble/re-assemble a strut and test if it's good.
In this video I show how to disassemble and re-assemble a strut and how to test if the shock absorber is good. The strut featured in this video is from a 93 Honda Del Sol. The techniques used in this video is applicable to all 92-95 Honda Civic, 93-95 Honda Del Sol and possibly other make, model and year struts(also known as a damper).





Shocks & Struts - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Shock-Strut-Front/_/N-8oxxw In the first installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Shocks and Struts Series, Bruce Bonebrake provides an overview of shocks and struts, the differences between them, and how to tell when your shocks or struts need to be replaced. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





2007 Saturn Ion Front Suspension Problem
Took my Ion to the shop to fix low-speed clunking. Turned out to be lower control arm bushings, but they first "misdiagnosed" it as strut issues. So they replaced the struts. Ever since then, the front suspensions creaks when I turn the wheel. I took it back, and they spray lubed it, but it didn't help (of course).





WHATS THE CLUNCKING IN THE STEERING 05 MALIBU ELECTRIC STEERING
I've noticed that most of the new GM Malibu's, G 6's and saturn Ions that use electric steering have a noticeable clunk when the vehicle is not moving and you turn the steering wheel from side to side just a few inches. This video shows just one possible cause for the clunking noise.





Removing The Front Strut - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/parts/Shock-Strut-Front/_/N-8oxxw In the third installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - Shocks and Struts Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows you how to remove the front strut with step-by-step instructions. Get everything you need to do the job right at http://www.autozone.com





How to Replace Sway Bar Bushings
Here is a guide on how to replace sway bar bushings on a 2007 Saturn Ion. If this video helped you out please don't forget to subscribe, give it a thumbs up or if you are feeling generous leaving a tip by clicking the " i " button on the top left corner of the screen. Thank you very much for your support! Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of Ratchetsand Wrenches, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. Ratchetsand Wrenches assumes no liability for any property or personal damage that may arise from doing a repair on your vehicle after watching any of my repair video's. Due to factors beyond the control of Ratchetsand Wrenches, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Again Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not Ratchetsand Wrenches. how to replace sway bar bushings, auto repair, stabilizer bar bushings, diagnose clunking noise, car repair, auto service, automotive service, automotive repair,.





2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for me but this year it was almost constant. In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time. The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this). Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock). This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about 10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am told!). It should then fire up. Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video comments to help!





2003 - 2007 Saturn Ion Cabin Air Filter Replacement How To
Changing out the Cabin air filter in a 2005 Saturn Ion.





2007 Saturn ION Starting Problems
Since we drove the car off the lot it would periodically not start on demand only to start some time later (usually 15 minutes or so). Because this problem cannot be replicated on demand we have filmed an instance when the car would not start.





No spring compressor needed
This is how I do it to disassemble a MacPherson strut assembly without using spring compressors. Compressors are for fools! :)





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