Hyundai Elantra: Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Removal
1.
Loosen the wheel nuts slightly.
Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported.
2.
Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub.

Tightening torque :
107.9 ~ 127.5 N.m (11.0 ~ 13.0 kgf.m, 79.6 ~ 94.0 lb-ft)

   
Be careful not to damage the hub bolts when removing the front wheel and tire (A).
3.
Loosen the mounting holt and then remove the brake hose from the strut assembly.

Tightening torque :
8.8 ~ 13.7 N.m (0.9 ~ 1.4 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 10.1 lb-ft)

4.
Loosen the mounting holt and then remove the wheel speed sensor cable from the strut assembly.

Tightening torque :
8.8 ~ 13.7 N.m (0.9 ~ 1.4 kgf.m, 6.5 ~ 10.1 lb-ft)

5.
Disconnect the stabilizer link with the front strut assembly after loosening the nut (A).

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7 N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8 lb-ft)

   
When loosening the nut (A), fix the outer hexagon of stabilizer bar link.
Be careful not to damage the stabilizer link boots.
6.
Remove the cowl top cover (A).
(Refer to Body - "Cowl Top Cover")
7.
Loosen the upper strut mounting nut (A).

Tightening torque :
53.9 ~ 63.7 N.m (5.5 ~ 6.5 kgf.m, 39.8 ~ 47.0 lb-ft)

8.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) with the front axle (B) by loosening the bolts & nuts.

Tightening torque :
156.9 ~ 176.5 N.m (16.0 ~ 18.0 kgf.m, 115.7 ~ 130.2 lb-ft)

9.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Disassembly
1.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

2.
Using the special tool (09546-3X100), remove the self locking nut.

3.
Remove the insulator, strut bearing, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.

Inspection
1.
Check the strut bearing for wear and damage.
2.
Check the spring upper and lower pad for damage and deterioration.
3.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

Disposal
1.
Fully extend the piston rod.
2.
Drill a hole on the (A) section to remove gas from the cylinder.

   
The gas coming out is harmless, but be careful of chips that may fly when drilling.
Be sure to wear safety goggles or eye protection when performing this task.
Reassembly
1.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
2.
Compress and extend the piston rod (A) and check that there is no abnormal resistance or unusual sound during operation.

3.
Using the special tool (09546-3X100), install the self locking nut.

Tightening torque :
58.8 ~ 68.6 N.m (6.0 ~ 7.0 kgf.m, 43.4~ 50.6 lb-ft)

   
Do not reuse the self locking nut.
Front Strut Assembly Components and Components Location
Components 1. Strut assembly2. Lock nut3. Insulator 4. Strut bearing & Spring upper pad5. Bumper rubber6. Dust cover7. Coli spring8. Spring lower pad ...

Front Lower Arm Repair procedures
Removal 1. Loosen the wheel nuts slightly. Raise the vehicle, and make sure it is securely supported. 2. Remove the front wheel and tire (A) from front hub. Tightening torque : 107.9 ~ 12 ...

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