2nd Gear Poster
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Couple Questions About Monroe Quick-Struts
I'm getting ready to order a couple of those "Monroe Quick-Struts" from RockAuto.com.
I have been reading tons of posts on here about these Monroe Quick-Struts and various other front suspension related posts.....but, I still have some questions (below):
1) The procedure in the "Haynes Repair Manual" for removal and installation of the "Front shock absorber/coil spring assembly"....talks about separating the stabilizer link from the spindle, and also disconnecting the upper control arm from the spindle. Is all of that really necessary to just swap out the front shock absorber/coil spring assembly with a Monroe Quick-Strut? Can anybody clarify?
2) If only a Monroe Quick-Strut assembly is installed.....is an alignment required afterward? I thought I have read a couple of posts on here saying that an alignment may not be required if only the quick-strut was installed. Can anybody clarify?
3) Is there anything else I should be aware of before I start this job of removing my old (original) front shock absorber/coil spring assembly....and installing a Monroe Quick-Strut?
By the way....we don't need to rehash that old subject about "struts" vs. "shocks" on our cars. There are already plenty of posts on this forum about that subject.