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Front Strut replacement passenger side (steps required for replacement)

(2000 Volvo S80)
in Milford, CT on March 11, 2011
Does the speed sensor have to be removed when replacing passenger side strut also, what about the brake line leading to the caliper.. should it be disconnected and if so where? When you remove the 2 bolts holding the strut do you need to mark them in the position they are in and are they used to get caster and camber when you align the front end?
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on March 11, 2011
Do just like Bret said. I'd add that suspension parts should be replaced in pairs. Most strut / shock manufacturers won't even give you warranty otherwise.
There might be other things that needs to be replaced during this operation, so professional inspection would be great.
You are gong to face hell unless you have an $800+ spring compressor.
It would be better to leave this job to pros.

Zee
on March 11, 2011
Thanks Zee, you're right. Replace the struts in pairs, and be sure to replace the upper strut mounts on this, or you'll be doing it again.
on March 11, 2011
Unbolt the speed sensor at the strut housing, remove the caliper bolts and secure the entire caliper away from the strut. Don't worry about marking the strut bolts, just put it back together and have it aligned after.
You better know what your doing when replacing the strut, otherwise you risk injuring yourself. Do you have a spring compressor?
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