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11-29-03, 01:37 PM   #1  

Can anyone help me with the procedures for replacing front struts on a 1997 Chevy lumina sedan. I also need to replace the rear struts, is this also going to be a big deal?

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11-29-03, 08:00 PM   #2  
The procedure is pretty straight forward. The front struts are actually serviceable without removing the entire assembly. The strut on this vehicle uses a cartridge and can be serviced with the car sittin on its tires. It must be done with the vehicle sitting on the ground with the suspension loaded or the entire assembly must be removed. Alldata claims that there are special service tools required. Most times this can be done with regular mechanics tools.
On the rear you will need a method to compress the spring to service the struts. This can be very dangerous. The springs can do serious bodily damage.
If you want the entire procedure let me know.
Hope this is helpful to ya,

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