Hyundai Elantra: Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures - Front Suspension System - Suspension System - Hyundai Elantra HD 2006Ц2010 Service ManualHyundai Elantra: Front Strut Assembly. Repair procedures


Removal

1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.
Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when removing the front wheel & tire.
2.
Remove the brake hose and the wheel speed sensor bracket from the front strut assembly by loosening the mounting bolts (A).

3.
Disconnect the stabilizer link (A) with the front strut assembly after loosening the nut.

4.
Disconnect the front strut assembly (A) with the knuckle by loosening the bolt & nut.

5.
Remove the front strut assembly from the wheel housing panel by loosening the mounting nuts (A).


Disassembly

1.
Compress the coil spring with a SST (09546-26000). Do not compress the spring more than necessary.

2.
Loosen the self locking nut (A).

3.
Remove the insulator assembly (A) and the strut bearing (B).

4.
Remove the spring upper seat (A) and pad (B).

5.
Remove the dust cover (A) and the bumper rubber (B).

6.
Remove the coli spring (A) and the spring lower pad (B).

7.
Remove the shock absorber (A) from the special tool.


Inspection

1.
Check the strut bearing for wear and damage.
2.
Check the spring upper and lower seat 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 discharge 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.
Install the front shock absorber to SST (09546-26000).

2.
Install the spring lower pad (C) so that the protrusions (A) fit in the holes (B) in the spring lower seat.

3.
Put the coil spring (A) on the spring lower pad (B) correctly as illustration below.

4.
Clean the piston rod and then install the bumper rubber (B) and the dust cover (A) to piston rod.

5.
Install the spring upper pad (B) and seat (A).

When installing the coil spring, align the spring end with the grooves of spring pad and seat correctly.
6.
Compress the coil spring with the SST.
7.
Fully extend the piston rod and then install the strut bearing (B) and the insulator (A).

8.
Tighten a new self locking nut (A) to the specified torque.

Tightening torque :
50 ~ 70N.m (5.0 ~ 7.0kgf.m, 36 ~51lb-ft)

9.
Remove the special service tool.

Installation

1.
Install the front strut assembly to the wheel housing panel by tightening the mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque :
45 ~ 60N.m (4.5 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 33 ~ 43lb-ft)

2.
Connect the front strut assembly (A) with the knuckle by tightening the bolts & nuts.

Tightening torque :
140 ~ 160N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101 ~ 116lb-ft)

3.
Install the stabilizer link (A) to the front strut assembly and then tighten the nut.

Tightening torque :
100 ~ 120N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72 ~ 87lb-ft)

4.
Install the brake hose and wheel speed sensor bracket to front strut assembly by tightening the mounting bolts (A).

5.
Install the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
90 ~ 110N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0kgf.m, 65 ~ 80lb-ft)

Be careful not to damage to the hub bolts when installing the front wheel & tire.

    Front Strut Assembly. Components and Components Location
    Front Strut Assembly 1. Self locking nut 2. Insulator assembly 3. Strut bearing 4. Spring upper seat 5. Spring upper pad 6. Dust cover 7. Bumper rubber ...