March 17, 2007
Its not too bad of a job.
1-jack up car put on jack stands
3-remove 10mm fastener holding brake line to strut
4-remove ABS wheel speed sensor wire from strut
5-remove sway bar in link, 19mm
6-remove two bolts from lower strut to spindle
7-on top of strut tower, remove four 12mm nuts (while removing, make sure you support the strut so it doesn't fall down and rip wiring)
8-remove strut from vehicle
9-compress springs on strut with spring compressor (safety is the key)
10-once spring is compressed, undo top strut retaining nut 22mm
11-remove top piece/remove old spring
12-decompress old spring
13-install new spring on strut (should fit in the slot)
14-install dust cover (you have detailed instructions on that)
15-put cap back on (should not need to compress spring for this)
16-install and tighten 22mm nut
17-now your ready to re-install (reverse removal instructions)
18-NOTE- when re-installing, there's an arrow on the top cap that needs to be pointing towards the fender. That's the proper orientation for the strut.
PS- sorry, no pictures. I may not have the right tool sizes above doing by memory this morning.