Hyundai Tucson: Front Suspension System / Front Strut Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the front wheel & tire.

Tightening torque :
88.3 ~ 107.9 N.m (9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m, 65.1 ~ 79.6 lb-ft)

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

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

Tightening torque :
98.1 ~ 117.7N.m (10.0 ~ 12.0kgf.m, 72.3 ~ 86.8lb-ft)

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

Tightening torque :
137.3 ~ 156.9N.m (14.0 ~ 16.0kgf.m, 101.3 ~ 115.7lb-ft)

5.
Remove the front strut assembly and than loosen the strut mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque :
44.1 ~ 58.8N.m (4.5 ~ 6.0kgf.m, 32.5 ~ 43.4lb-ft)

6.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
Disassembly
1.
Remove the dust cover (A).

2.
Using the special tool (09546-26000), compress the coil spring (A).

3.
Remove the self-locking nut (C) from the strut assembly (B).
4.
Remove the insulator, spring seat, coil spring and dust cover from the strut assembly.
5.
Reassembly is the reverse of the disassembly.
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 remove 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.
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