Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Front suspension strut Overhaul for Acura 2000?


Strut Assembly

OVERHAUL

The details are as follows :----



OVERHAUL



See Figure 6
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Fig. Fig. 6: View of some of the front suspension components
  1. Raise and support the vehicle, then remove the front wheels.
  2. Remove the strut (damper) from the vehicle.
See Figure 7
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Fig. Fig. 7: Remove the strut from the vehicle
  1. Compress the coil spring with a suitable spring compressor.
See Figure 8
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Fig. Fig. 8: Compressing the coil spring with a commercially available spring compressor
  1. Remove the locking nut from the top of the shock absorber, and remove the coil spring.
See Figures 9, 10 and 11
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Fig. Fig. 9: To remove the spring once it has been compressed, unscrew the nut at the top of the strut.


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Fig. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the rear shock absorber (damper)-2.5TL shown, other vehicles are similar


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Fig. Fig. 11: Compress the coil spring until the spring moves away from the seat and use a hex wrench to hold the piston rod while removing the nut
To install:
Use new self-locking nuts and bolts when assembling the strut.
  1. Install the compressed coil spring on the shock absorber.
  2. Assemble the upper spring seat/bearing and related components.
  3. Install the mounting washer, and loosely install a new self-locking nut.
  4. Hold the shock absorber piston rod with a hex wrench and tighten the self-locking nut. Tighten the self-locking nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
All suspension nuts and bolts should be tightened with the vehicle on the ground.
  1. Install the strut in the vehicle, as outlined earlier in this section.
  2. Have the front alignment checked and adjusted, if necessary.



This details will help.
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