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Installing Shocks and Struts
Installing Shocks and Struts
Monroe shock absorbers and struts are precisely tuned to withstand immense pressure, but – like any other vehicle components – they can fail prematurely when installed incorrectly. Shock and strut installation tool kits form several respected tool manufacturers are available. Most Monroe shock absorbers and struts are designed to allow for removal and installation using such tools.
Resolving Ride Concerns on Modern Vehicles
Resolving Ride Concerns on Modern Vehicles
Maintaining proper ride height is crucial to vehicle durability, performance and safety. Automotive service professionals should avoid relying only on static ride height measurements to determine spring condition. A more thorough inspection focusing on several key indicators of worn springs can help avoid this pitfall.
How Internal Rebound Springs Affect a Strut’s Measured Length
How Internal Rebound Springs Affect a Strut’s Measured Length
Service providers replacing struts on certain vehicle models might notice that the recommended replacement Monroe® struts for those vehicles have a slightly shorter length, compared to the struts being replaced. These differences do not reflect a design or manufacturing error. Rather, they indicate that the corresponding struts are equipped with OE internal rebound spring technology.
Determining the Proper Suspension Option for a GM Truck or SUV
Determining the Proper Suspension Option for a GM Truck or SUV
Each vehicle that GM produces includes a label listing alphanumeric codes that represent all of the available Regular Production Options (RPOs) for the vehicle. Utilizing these codes can make it easy for automotive service providers to determine what type of suspension a particular GM truck or SUV has.
Hydraulic and Gas-Charged Shock Design
Hydraulic and Gas-Charged Shock Design
Heavy duty hydraulic shocks are designed to include a pressure tube that contains a piston attached to the end of a piston rod which displaces hydraulic fluid. Gas-Charged shocks add nitrogen to the basic hydraulic shock design to enhance performance and provide a more responsive, smoother ride.
Understanding No or Slow Rod Extension
Understanding No or Slow Rod Extension
Rod reaction can vary between two units of the same design. Once these units are broken in, however, they will provide the same performance.
Monroe Quick-Strut® Specialized Springs
Monroe Quick-Strut® Specialized Springs
Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies are designed to replicate the OE spring technologies that are incorporated into the suspensions of today’s modern European, Asian and North American vehicles.
Recognizing The Difference Between Stem Mount Designs
Recognizing The Difference Between Stem Mount Designs
It is important to follow the proper installation procedures for each type of shock absorber stem mount. Over/under torquing the stem cushions can result in ride and durability complaints.
Conventional Bushing on Ford F-150 and Ford Expeditions
Conventional Bushing on Ford F-150 and Ford Expeditions
The Monroe Quick-Strut assembly for this application includes the necessary rotational bushings, which are designed to improve ride comfort, handling and service life through reduced suspension friction.
Weepage vs. Leakage
Weepage vs. Leakage
Leaking fluid doesn’t necessarily mean shock or strut failure. Make sure to follow the proper inspection procedure to determine weepage or leakage.
Strut Assembly Installation – Avoiding Noise Issues
Strut Assembly Installation – Avoiding Noise Issues
Noise can occur due to improper mount loading during installation. This can result in mount damage or a crushed bearing. Make sure to follow the proper installation procedure for strut assemblies.