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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, replacing front struts in Cadillac SRX Forums; I'm getting ready to do this job for my friend. But am curious about the front mount/ a arm assembly. ...
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    big greg is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    replacing front struts

    I'm getting ready to do this job for my friend. But am curious about the front mount/ a arm assembly. Do you simply unbolt just the strut from top or does the while a arm come with? I'm just asking if someone else had done this job. Thanks

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    Re: replacing front struts

    There is a shock mount yoke attached to the lower control arm. That has to be removed. Then the upper control arm has to be removed. Remove the three bolts up top in the engine compartment and the strut with upper control arm can be removed as one unit.

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    I just did this job 3 weeks ago. The first side (passenger) I removed the whole strut assembly and changed the shock out on the bench. The drivers side I got smarter and left the strut assembly on, just undid the lower mount and the upper nut with a long socket. The shock just drops out. I had to use spring compressors on both sides. Passenger side took 4 hours, drivers side was an hour and a half. Hope this helps!

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    Sweet. That's what I was thinking of doing. Now if only The Shocks Would Get Here. Found ac Delco front for 75$ on ebay. Rears for 230. But that was 12 days ago and there still not here. Stupid ups. And snow

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    Just completed the job and I had to remove the a arm assembly. Because the nut just spun on the top. Wasn't too bad. Changed out front and rears in 4 hours.

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    Re: replacing front struts

    Did you mark the upper spring bushing so it went back the way it came out ? I didn't on the first side but did on the other ie end of spring faces wheel on one side and the engine on the other. I don't think it makes a difference otherwise GM would index it, right ?

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