How hard is to replace the front strut assembly on a 2001 SSEi? The 2001 now has 133k miles and is not riding as well as it use to. Thinking about replacing the strut assemblies as a way to better the ride.
The front have three bolts holding the top in and there are two on the bottom, maybe a bolt holding the brake line on, the whole strut assembly will come out, you will need a coil spring compressor to get the spring off and change the strut, then reverse, You will need to get an alignment afterward.
I would say 5 outta 10, its not hard, but it requires a special tool and an alignment after.
Thanks RS. Looked at RockAuto'* site and it also lists strut mounts- should those be replaced also when replacing the struts? I have replaced coil springs on a Jeep Wrangler, bought spring compressors from Harbor Frieght (they were crap) and somehow got it done.