What comes in a strut assembly?
Accordingly, what is a loaded strut assembly?
“Loaded” or “Complete” struts are struts that come pre-assembled and ready to install. Loaded struts are almost twice the cost of a strut and upper mount, but it will restore the vehicle to like new condition, which is a good draw for customers.
One may also ask, do you need an alignment after replacing rear struts? As long as you remove ONLY the strut hardware and you don't pull bolts out for the LCA, UCA, or the knuckle, the alignment should not change unless ride height changes significantly.
Also to know, how do you assemble a MacPherson strut?
The standard MacPherson strut, which does not unbolt in the middle. It is attached by three bolts at the top and two at the bottom. Unscrew the three nuts above the mounting to release the top of the strut. Do not loosen the central nut between them, which would release the coil spring from the strut.
What is the difference between shocks and struts?
A vehicle will have either a shock or a strut at each wheel, never both. The major difference between shocks and struts is that a strut is a structural part of the vehicles suspension system where a shock is not. A strut is also crucial part of the vehicles steering system and greatly affects alignment angles.