Once the rear strut assembly has been removed from the vehicle, this guide will help you to safely disassemble it. This process is required when lowering your vehicle or changing shock absorbers.
This tutorial is also applicable for the VF Commodore
- Adjustable Spanner / Spanner Set
- Torx Key Set (Depending on the shock absorber shaft design)
- Spring Compressors + Socket Set to tighten them
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To re-install the strut assembly, simply reverse the procedure
When re-installing the upper retaining plate, take note of the spring orientation. There is a ‘step’ in the retaining plate and rubber seat which MUST line up with the end of the spring coil. The end result is a hella-flush fitment between the spring, rubber seat and retaining plate