Do not use an air or electric impact wrench to tighten the upper mounting nut on the piston rod. This can make the torque higher than recommended and cause damage. Correct tightening is accomplished by holding the piston rod with a wrench or special tool (not vice grips or pliers) at the machined shoulder & using a torque wrench set to the vehicle manufacturer’s specification.
More Technical Tips
- 95-99 Nissan Maxima Rear Strut Fails Prematurely.
- Does any fluid need to be put into the strut housing when replacing a cartridge-style strut?
- Not enough stud threads visible to install or tighten the upper mounting nut.
- Over-tightening the upper strut shaft mounting nut causes damage.
- Hydraulic Fluid Leak: Causes.