Home Auto Repair 1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon Rear Strut Assessment

1991 Subaru Legacy Wagon Rear Strut Assessment

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Download 1. Remove rear seat cushion and backrest. 2. Raise and support vehicle. 3. Remove rear wheels . 4. Disconnect brake hose from brake caliper. 5. Remove lower and upper strut mount retaining bolts, then the strut assembly. 6. Mount strut assembly in a suitable spring compressor. Ensure projections on compressor are seated on inner diameter of spring. 7. Compress spring until tension is relieved from spring seats. 8. Remove strut rod self-locking nut using a suitable socket wrench and spanner wrench tool No. 926510000 or equivalent. 9. Remove upper strut mount . 10. Slowly release spring tension, then remove coil spring , dust cover and helper from strut body. 11. Reverse procedure to install, noting the following: a. Mount coil spring with flat face toward lower spring seat. b. Use caution not to scratch piston rod. c. Install strut rod with new locking nut. d. Refer to Figs. 7 and 8 for torque values. e. Bleed brake hydraulic system. Pneumatic Suspension Fig. 9 Exploded View Of Pneumatic Suspension System Components. Refer to Fig. 9 when performing the following procedure. 1. Disconnect battery ground cable. 2. Raise and support vehicle. Ensure rear suspension is unloaded. 3. Remove rear wheels . 4. Disconnect brake hose from caliper. 5. Remove upper rear quarter trim panel stereo cover. 6. Disconnect air line from rear suspension solenoid valve using air pipe remover tool as shown in Fig. 4. 7. Remove rear suspension solenoid valve.