Can I replace rear struts myself?

Can I replace rear struts myself?

Strut Replacement Replacing struts used to be a dangerous job for a DIYer. You had to compress the spring and remove the strut while praying the spring wouldn’t let go and take out an eye or a limb. But these days you can buy a complete strut assembly that eliminates the strut/spring/mount disassembly process.

Is replacing rear struts hard?

A good easy way to test your shocks and make sure they’re worn out enough to be replaced is to push down hard on the trunk or the hood directly above the wheel well. Good shocks should bounce up once and settle relatively quickly. Struts can be difficult to replace, so it’s best to let a professional handle that job.

Do you need alignment after replacing rear struts?

In general, you don’t need an alignment done after replacing shocks on a vehicle with the older style front suspension typically found on rear wheel drive vehicles. Replacing those shocks has nothing to do with the alignment whatsoever unless the spring has lost some of it’s tension.

How long does it take to replace rear struts?

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to replace struts. The time to get the struts replaced depends on the skill level of who is replacing them and how rusted the bolts and joints are. When you have worn-out struts, you have to replace them because they can cause more damage.

Can I get an alignment with bad struts?

we recommend replacing the upper strut bearings and bushings along with the struts, and getting a wheel alignment once the new parts are installed.

How do you know when shock absorbers need replacing?

How to Tell if Shock Absorbers Are Worn Out: Signs to Look For

  1. Shock Absorbers Leaking. This is one of the most common signs that your shocks are shot, and it’s an easy one to spot.
  2. Uneven Tyres.
  3. Bad Vibrations.
  4. Stopping Takes Longer.
  5. Swerving, Nose Diving and Veering.
  6. Knocking Noise.
  7. Bumpy Rides.

When replacing struts What else should I replace?

If you are replacing a strut on a vehicle, you need to inspect the sway bar links and look up if there are cam bolts that can make camber adjustable. The sway bar links will make sure the suspension is silent after the strut is replaced and they probably need replacement due to wear.

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