Home Auto Repair How to Replace the Rear Struts in a ’02 Grand Prix

How to Replace the Rear Struts in a ’02 Grand Prix

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The 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix came with five different options packages, three that were four-door sedans and two two-door coupes. Both two- and four-door versions were sporty mid-size cars that were available with either a 3.1-liter V-6 engine or a 3.8-liter V-6 engine. The rear suspension uses MacPherson struts to dampen body oscillations as you drive. No matter which 2002 Grand Prix you have, if the struts start leaking or lose their ability to dampen oscillations, replace them. This process is the same on all five vehicle versions.

Things You’ll Need

2 wheel blocks, Jack, Lug wrench, 2 jack stands, Socket set, Ratchet, Scratch awl, Wrench set, MacPherson strut spring compressor, Bench vise, Large channellock-type pliers, Torque wrench

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