OESpectrum Strut
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Monroe OESpectrum Strut

Part No. 72261 Warranty Details  

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Monroe® OESpectrum® struts are engineered specifically for foreign nameplate vehicles and feature the latest global original equipment valving technologies. Developed through years of research and on-vehicle testing, Monroe® OESpectrum® units provide an unprecedented level of handling precision and control while filtering out the ride harshness commonly encountered on many foreign nameplate applications. This unique blend of control and comfort is made possible through Tenneco's 'Twin Technology™ Active Control System', an exclusive internal damping control technology first developed for leading global vehicle manufacturers. Tenneco's Twin Technology™ consists of its latest Impact Control Valve (ICV), which delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and a patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.

Product Features:
  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Rod Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride comfort.
  • Fluon Banded Piston: The fluon band provides consistent sealing between the piston and pressure tube which delivers better control and increased durability.
  • Twin Technology™: Impact Control Valve (ICV), delivers exceptional control under virtually all driving conditions, and patented Low Speed Tunability (LST) piston design that isolates impact-related noise, vibration and harshness.
  • Hardened and Chrome Plated Piston Rod: Long service life.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration - on most applications
  • Unique Rod Guide and Single Lip Seal: Bronze reinforced rod guide bearing and special seal provides longer service life and consistent performance.
  • Special Dust Boot/Jounce Bumper: Protective dust boot reduces dirt and any moisture build-up. Jounce bumper helps prevent severe suspension movement. Dust boot & jounce bumper sold separately.
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Body Length:13.040 in
Body Type:B4
Compressed Length:13.540 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:18.010 in
Parts Package:P1523
Travel Length:4.470 in


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Great Product so far....


from Fredericksburg, VA

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  • Perfect Fit
  • Rides Very Good


  • 1 Box Was Missing Parts

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  • Small Cars

Comments about Monroe OESpectrum Strut:

This product was a perfect fit and my car rides very well.

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    How do I release piston
    Asked on 7/13/2013 by Elroy from Henrico,VA

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      With reference to your inquiry on the Monroe Sensa-Trac Strut - Part No. 72261, stuck pistons in the brake calipers can sometimes become really stuck. The normal method to "unstuck" them is to blow compressed air into either one of the holes for the bleed nipple or into the brake pipe nipple. To do this, first make sure that the other hole (the bleed nipple or the brake pipe nipple, whichever one you're not using to blow in the compressed air) is blocked. Then insert a piece of wood between the pistons in order to dampen the impact when the piston releases. Piston that would not let go even though grease was used through the bleed nipple hole. If the compressed air method is not successful, try the grease gun method. It works along the same principles, but you fit a pointed end to your grease gun and hold that pointed end very tight to one of the brake fluid holes in the caliper. This method will exert a much higher pressure on the pistons than the compressed air method will. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 7/14/2013 by Morgan from AAP
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