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Old 03-28-2008, 07:22 AM   #1
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Strut replacement how-to

My son has informed me that his front struts are leaking and need replacement. Since I'm "the Dad", he want to know if we can replace them here in my garage. I've done a few other struts before but none on a Element. Does anyone have a how-to site to look at. I don't have a factory manual so I need to look at what I need before he comes down from NH and we tackle this.

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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Old 03-28-2008, 09:50 AM   #3
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Uh...OK...thanks???? Anyone have a how-to site where someone actually did it and recorded it?
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:40 AM   #4
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I'd say search for "struts" on here. Also try going to Quick Links > Today's Post, then use the Google box at the top of there to search elementownersclub.com only. Past that, if it's not on here I've no clue where you'd go to find it other than the service manual.



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Old 03-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #5
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Start with post #1 here.

https://www.elementownersclub.com/for...ad.php?t=27431


I am going to be the broken record that suggests getiing a manual before taking it apart instead of relying solely on someone elses pics.

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Old 03-28-2008, 02:18 PM   #6
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Note: There is a very specific way that the strut is to go back together. The service manual provides great detail on this and should be referenced.
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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I guessing your talking about the front struts. I just did the struts in my wife's '03 2 weeks ago. It took less than 90 minutes, granted I purchased the complete strut assembly, from these guys:
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...SHOCK+ABSORBER
but still it was beyond easy. Now the rear struts have been another story.

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These videos should help!

Front Strut Installation Video:

Rear Strut Installation Video:
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:00 PM   #9
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Thanks for posting the video. I just finished doing the lower control arm, and replacing the wheel bearing. Now that those parts are replaced, and I can hear a sound coming from the struts. I will be replacing them next month.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #10
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excellent video thank you ECUshockguy
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