Front strut assembly replacement, Volvo 850, S70, V70, etc. – VOTD

Strut assembly replacement: 1-1/2 to 2 hours ($300 / $480 / $800)

This video show assembly replacement with a salvaged unit. You can get new units from some auto parts suppliers, most people get units from Amazon (Gabriels). This video was filmed on a Volvo 850 but the process is the same for most vehicles.

TORQUE VALUES:

Spring seat – 53 ft lbs.

Strut mount bolt – 53 ft lbs.

Top assembly 3 bolts, strut mount to frame – 19 ft lbs.

Strut to steering knuckle – 49 ft lbs. plus 90 degrees.

Sway bar end link – 38 ft lbs.

How to remove the tire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW-QJ…

Spring compression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGDx…

Check suspension: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQQn1…

Web tutorial: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/foru…

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