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Group CHASSIS Number 09-SS-010 Date DECEMBER, 2009 Model ELANTRA, ELANTRA TOURING Subject FRONT STRUT NOISE

DESCRIPTION: Some Elantra, & Elantra Touring vehicles may exhibit a noise originating from the front struts when passing over bumps or dips at speeds of 10 - 16 mph. AFFECTED VEHICLES: Model: ELANTRA (HD), ELANTRA TOURING (FD) Applicable vehicle production date range: JOB #1 to August 19, 2009.

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PARTS REQUIRED SERVICE PROCEDURE: NOTE: This procedure is illustrated on an Elantra Touring (FD) vehicle. For further information on Elantra (HD) or Elantra Touring (FD) models, refer to the appropriate shop manual.

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1. Remove both front wheel and tire assemblies. NOTE: Tightening torque ] ^ 9.0 ~ 11.0 kgf.m ^ 88.3 ~ 107.8 N.m ^ 65.1 ~ 79.5 lb.ft

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2. Remove the stabilizer link mount nut (A). NOTE: Tightening torque ^ 10.0 ~ 12.0 kgf.m ^ 98.1 ~ 117.6 N.m

^ 72.4 ~ 86.7 lb.ft 3. Remove the brake hose bracket bolt (B1) and the speed sensor bracket (B2). NOTE: Tightening torque ^ 1.2 ~ 1.5 kgf.m ^ 11.8 ~ 14.7 N.m ^ 8.7 ~ 10.8 lb.ft

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4. Remove the strut and spring assembly mount (C). NOTE: Tightening torque ^ 14.0 ~ 16.0 kgf.m ^ 137.3 ~ 156.9 N.m ^ 101.3 ~ 115.7 lb.ft

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5. Remove the strut cap (D) by unfastening the strut assembly mount nuts (E). NOTE: Tightening torque ^ 4.5 ~ 6.0 kgf.m ^ 44.2 ~ 58.8 N.m ^ 32.6 ~ 43.3 lb.ft

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6. Remove the strut and spring assembly (F) from the knuckle.

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NOTE: In photo to above, the strut and spring assembly have been removed from the knuckle.

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7. Hold the strut and spring assembly with the Strut Spring Compressor SST (09546-26000) and compress the coil spring.

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8. Remove the self locking nut (G). NOTE: Tightening torque ^ 5.0 ~ 7.0 kgf.m ^ 49.1 ~ 68.6 N.m ^ 36.2 ~ 50.6 lb.ft

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9. Remove the insulator assembly (H).

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10. Remove the strut bearing (I).

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11. Remove the spring upper seat and pad (J).

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12. Remove the dust cover (K).

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13. Remove the bumper stopper (L) and discard it.

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14. Insert the shock absorber rod into the new bumper stopper (M).

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15. Install all the removed components in reverse order of removal. 16. Repeat procedures 1 - 15 on the other side of the vehicle.

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