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Forum: How-To Library 11-15-2018, 10:19 PM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

I still have the car and now the miles are 166K and on occasion the right tower will make the rubber noise but the left tower never has. I torqued all the nuts with the same torque wrench to 21 fl...
Forum: How-To Library 04-18-2010, 04:03 AM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

My Monroe SensaTrac (regular, not quick stut) makes the same noise on the right strut and it has not gone away and I installed the strutes over a year ago. I just ignore it. Also, in my case I used...
Forum: How-To Library 02-26-2010, 01:22 AM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

I changed the struts on my '97 sw2 & my wife's 2001 honda civic at about 130K on each car (original struts and we are the original owners) and learned some interesting lessons...

When? At around...
Forum: How-To Library 08-13-2009, 03:02 PM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

I'm glad everything worked out. ;) and I give you cudo's for working in the street.
Forum: How-To Library 08-12-2009, 02:34 AM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

Could you post or email me a photo. Hold the strut and have someone else take the pictures. I am assuming you inserted the strut and tightened the 3 bolts at the top? Could you have mixed up...
Forum: How-To Library 08-11-2009, 02:25 AM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

Your welcome! I've learned so much on this forum; I feel good giving something back.

Paul
Forum: How-To Library 05-28-2009, 11:54 PM
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Views: 37,167
Posted By mrbios
Noise is gone after replacing front struts, 1997 sw2

One last item. I had a mysterious noise coming from the front of the car on the passenger side down low. I replaced the passenger side fron CV axle but the noise remained.

After replacing the...
Forum: How-To Library 05-28-2009, 10:58 PM
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Views: 37,167
Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

Your welcome! I appreciate the feed back. Here is a short video clip it is 24MB and may take a few minutes to play:

Vidoe of Front Strut - Proper alignment...
Forum: How-To Library 05-27-2009, 06:30 PM
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Views: 37,167
Posted By mrbios
More Pictures Strut replacement Saturn SW2 SensaTrac & McQuay-Norris Coil Springs

Strut tower alignment

Front Strut Pictures (http://www.wecandobetter.com/dnload/Saturn_1997_SW2/FrontStrutsReplace05-09/Struts-Front-Saturn-SW2-1997.html)

Rear Struts...
Forum: How-To Library 05-21-2009, 04:23 PM
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Views: 37,167
Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

McQuay-Norris variable rate coil springs (Part# FCS664V for car with AC if no AC order FCS662V) both purchased at Kragen / O'Reilly. Note coil springs are sold in pairs and cost $70 for the pair. I...
Forum: How-To Library 05-21-2009, 02:44 PM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

05-21-2009

Key Statics:
Bought new in 1996.
Current miles: 132,000
Struts & coils: original
Age 13 years
Condition after removal: oil seal still working - no leaks, but all gas was gone -...
Forum: How-To Library 05-10-2009, 10:46 AM
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Posted By mrbios
Re: Strut Replacement With Pictures on a 2000 SW2

Thanks in advance for that great post and pictures! I'm about to tackle the struts and coils on my 1997 sw2 which I bought new. The car now has 132K on it and the struts have been tired for some...
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