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How to Change the Front Shocks on a Porsche 914


The Porsche 914 is a two-seater, mid-engine sports car. The 914 is fun to drive, good looking and is a genuinely desirable and collectible classic car in today’s market. The 914 is also relatively easy to work on and in fact many owners perform their own maintenance on it. The front shocks, more accurately referred to as struts, on a 914 should be inspected and replaced regularly if they are becoming worn. This is also the perfect time to upgrade to performance struts.

Tools Used: Tools, Floor jack, Jack stands, Socket set and ratchet, New strut inserts

Change the Front Shocks

Park the car in a flat, well-lit area. Loosen the lug nuts for the front wheels. Lift the front of the 914 with a floor jack and lower it carefully onto a pair of jack stands, one under either side of the car. Remove the wheels and set them aside.