You will need a spring compressor for any strut installation job.
not hard at all,you will need a spring compressor
The only, "special" tool required, is a spring compressor, for the suspension coil spring. Some parts stores rent/loan them out. If you are replacing the factory struts with,"quick struts" (preassembled springs, struts, and mounts) you won't need this tool. If not, using quick struts. You will need a spring compressor. You can take the whole strut assembly to a repair shop and they'll remove the spring for you. Don't attempt to remove the spring yourself (without a compressor), it is under a lot of pressure, even when removed from the vehicle, and you could be injured.
Begin by compressing the strut spring with a spring compressor. Be very careful as the strut spring will be under hundreds of pounds of pressure. Remove the strut retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new struts.
The Struts are the shock absorbers that include the spring. They are commonly referred to as McPherson Struts. Most cars now have Struts on the front and rear instead of the simple shock absorbers.
If you don't have the right tools don't attempt to change your struts. Getting the struts of is, easy but you have to have a spring compressor once you get them off also you need a workbench with a vice to remove the spring. Very Dangerous without proper tools.
you cant change the front shocks on the trailblazer without a spring compressor because on a trailblazer they all have struts and they have to be compressed down
Begin by compressing the 1999 Kia strut spring. Use a spring compressor and be very careful. The strut spring will be under hundreds of pounds of pressure. Remove the strut retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new struts.
Compress the strut spring with a spring compressor. Remove the retaining bolts from the top and bottom of the strut. Remove the strut assembly. Reverse the process to install the new strut.
Compress the shock spring with a spring compressor. Remove the top strut bolt. Remove the bottom strut bolt. Reverse the process to install the new struts.
For changing struts? Compresses spring to make shorter for removal and safety Hold spring so it doesn't expand and cause personal or property damage
Yes. All cars have struts in the front and shocks in the rear. However, it does not have McPherson struts
Not if they are struts - need a spring compressor