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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

A Beginner's Guide for Changing Holden Bonnet Struts

For any car, be it a Holden or a Nissan, the bonnet and struts are the important parts of your car’s dynamics. If you want to avoid the problems and reduce the risk of accidents while driving then you need to few important things about the struts and bonnets. 

The shocks and struts of any car are responsible for the car’s balance. Furthermore, these two elements also give you a good driving experience by keeping your car connected to the road. 

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Holden Bonnet Struts

When Do You Need to Change the Struts? 

Before you wack your Holden VY bonnet open, you need to understand when you need to change the struts. Changing them whenever you feel like you need to may work out for you and your car, but you need to understand the warning signs of a worn-out strut. 
Here is a list of some signs that you need to be mindful of if you see any of these grab your toolbox and open your Holden VY bonnet: 
  • Steering response is stiff
  • Jerky drive, the car bounces a lot,
  • Unstable breaking performance,
  • Your car sways too much when you turn or switch lanes, or
  • You are dealing with stiff steering. 

How Often Should You Change Struts? 

Understanding when to pop open your Holden VY bonnet and begin fixing is easy. However, the hardest part is to understand how often should you change it, and what exactly is a normal time for a change. Here is what you need to keep in mind: 
  1. According to experts, you need to change your car’s struts and shocks after every 50,000 or 100,000 miles.
  2. The shocks and struts of your Holden can be damaged before the threshold mentioned above. The driving pattern and style affect the struts and shocks too.
  3. When the car is driven over bumpy or adverse driving conditions, you’d need to pop that your Holden VY bonnet sooner than expected. 

How to Change the Sturts? 

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Sturts

To fix the struts under your Holden VY bonnet, here are the tools you’d need: 
  1. flat-blade screwdriver (Medium)
  2. Rags and Grease,
  3. A pair of new struts,
  4. T30 Torx bit or a socket (to spin it) and
  5. Something to hold the Holden VY bonnet. 

The Steps to Change the Sturts are as Follows

  • You should pop the bonnet open and secure it with a stick or any other preferred means. You need to make sure that it does not slip out later.
  • Take the screwdriver and find the knuckle that holds the strut. After you find the knuckle, try to gently pry out the strut. Make sure that you do this gently so, or else the strut and the knuckle will fly out.
  • Before you begin this step, make sure that your supporting pole is secure. If it is, gently tugs at the strut, it will pop out.
  • Remove the strut from your car.
  • Repeat the process for the other side as well.
  • Before you install the new struts, dab a bit of grease into the knuckles.
  • The installation process is the exact opposite of removal. Place the new struts into their designated place and push it in its place. Screw the knuckles in place, and you’re done.
Furthermore, make sure that you understand the warning signs your car keeps giving you. Apart from this, you should also replace the struts after 50,000 or 100,000 miles as per your choice. 
The removal and installation process of struts is quite simple. Doing it once will give you the confidence to do it again. However, you should make it a point to drive carefully. 

Conclusion:

These are some points that will help you a lot in terms of making the right type of changing Holden bonnet struts along with the cost in association with the same. 

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