How To Replace Front Struts, 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (Full) – EricTheCarGuy

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25 Responses to How To Replace Front Struts, 1999 Pontiac Grand Am (Full) – EricTheCarGuy

  • dillon14dj says:

    what about the rear springs? the rubber mount thing in the center of mine is broken so over every bump it makes a loud noise

  • Wullie Gunn says:

    can you tell me what kind of air gun that is eric plz? Im looking for an air gun as my 6850 snap-on is way too strong.snapped 2 nuts other day.

  • arguijoeloy says:

    Thanks for making this video! Very helpful!

  • Art Guess says:

    Hey Eric, love the vids, thanks so much for being a great teacher and covering everything like you do. I watch a bunch of these to DIY and yours are about the best I have found. Question though. Wt happens if u don’t line up coil spring with crease in rubber?? I put front struts on my 1994 toyota celica gt and don’t think I did that right.

  • Randy Hughs says:

    u got a dog?

  • momotheclownent says:

    Thank you. This video just saved me 500 bucks!!!

  • Justin Miller says:

    Hi Eric, I am really glad I saw your video.
    I tried replacing struts on my Grand Prix earlier this week and had to postpone due to having a heck of a time removing the fasteners. I am planning on trying again tomorrow.
    Thanks for your help.

  • PierreNgo says:

    11:37 This would make a Badass power antenna !

  • Joe R says:

    Why go thru all this when you can just buy complete struts!? i just changed the struts on my 99 grand prix se and the struts came complete and it was so easy.

  • papachuck63 says:

    I own a 97 Buick Century, will it need to be aligned after replacing the front struts?

  • hybe1kaninen says:

    I might be too drunk but i find it really amusing replaying the 0:41

  • Joe Hill says:

    Incredibly helpful video. I’m about to do this same job on my sisters 01 Jetta VR6.

  • 13FravelJ says:

    I agree, I was going on the theory that if you stick with the same brand, then they would feel the same in the front and rear. And not have a stiffer shock in the front or the rear because they are built to feel the same if you have the same brand in the front and rear. not if you have a truck and you hual a lot of weight often, then You should go with a stiffer shock in the rear

  • billybobjoe198 says:

    For best results with out research I definately agree with you, but if you really do your research you can find two different brand shocks/struts that work well with each other for what you want. On a 97 grandam, which I’m assuming is just daily driven, it’s probably not worth the effort or performance differences.

  • billybobjoe198 says:

    You can use the factory jack points along the side of the car, they should be fairly apperant, if your jack will damage the panel above it doing that you can also jack it up by the differential, or any of the subframe really. Such as near where the control arms attach.
    I’m not familiar with the Nissan Sentra, so I really don’t know what it looks like underneath, but if you just peek around for a bit if you’ve got decent car knowledge you will be able to pick out some spots.

  • billybobjoe198 says:

    You should, but you should honestly look up what can be done on your car. My car for instance can only have the front toe adjusted, everything else is fixed.

  • arthurtroutwine says:

    Should I assume I’ll need to have an alignment done after this?

  • raczyk says:

    How do you know/adjust the torque you need to use on each of the bolts?

  • raczyk says:

    Hi Eric, can you do a video on where it is safe to place your garage jack to jack the vehicle. Currently I own a 2007 Nissan Sentra and I’m unsure by which portion of the car it’s safe to jack the car.

  • fathayes84 says:

    safest way quick struts all day lol

  • billytoilembocker says:

    I need my car safety inspected and in order to pass it the mechanic said it needs two new front struts because they are leaking and wants $500! But I looked myself and I can’t see leaking anywhere, it’s all perfectly clean. The only place with grease on it is the strut mounts because I sprayed rust check on them the other day. Is the possibly what he is believing is leakage?

    The car sits evenly on all four corners, doesn’t bounce excessively over bumps or when I rock the car myself…

  • arenas522 says:

    I like your videos thanks for do it its very helpful

  • arenas522 says:

    I like your videos thanks for do it its very helpful

  • arilariel says:

    great tutorial! cheers

  • 13FravelJ says:

    I would say for best results, stick with the same brand all around. if they are different brands you may have different dampening levels between the two brands. the front may be stiffer than the back or the back is stiffer than the front.

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