If your ACURA is starting to hit the bumps a little hard in the front, or if the car is swerving a bit and feeling soft, you may need to replace those front ACURA shocks and struts, especially if it has been a while. If you are mechanically inclined you should be able to do this job without any issues.

With the car in park and emergency brake on, set up your tire blocks behind the rear tires. If you have an active air suspension system, turn it off from the switch in the trunk. From under the hood, loosen the nut on the shock rod with your 9/16 hand wrench or deep well socket. Hopefully it turns easily and isn't frozen, which would not be unusual. If this is the case, you will need the "Optional" items mentioned. Try some Rust Buster spray and work with vice grips to hold the ACURA quick strut rod still if it turns with the nut. The worse case scenario should have to use a nut splitter to split open the nut for removal.

Put on your safety glasses to avoid any debris from getting into your eyes while under the car looking up. Set up lighting under the car and then loosen the 2 shock mounting bolts. They should loosen up easily with your 9/16 socket or hand wrench. Once they are completely out, remove the ACURA complete strut assembly from the bottom of the car.

Going back under the hood, slide the second rubber bushing and metal cup to follow, over the shock rod, making sure the rubber bushing is sitting flush on top of the mounting tower with the metal cup embracing the bushing, and then tighten down the nut until the shock rod begins to turn with the nut.

Put your tire back on, remove your jack and stand, then follow the same steps for removal and installation for the other side.  B2C | B2B2C


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