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How to replace coil spring and strut on rear of 2004 ford explorer

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any strut you need to compress the spring before you crack that top center bolt its potentially dangerous dummies been hospitalized from flying springs get a good compress not super squeezed get the resistance off the nut just a half inch gap then take off spring load spring and when you load look at the bottom of the spring has a cut on the coil seat it right the coil sits the cut end on the bottom seat ....

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no, this can be done at home or in a local shop

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SOURCE: Replacing struts on 2004 Ford Explorer

Unbolt the struts at the top and bottom, and remove. Should take about an hour per side. You may need to get a bigger pry bar, but you are on the right track.

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SOURCE: ihow do you replace rear struts on a 1999 ford

strut assembly removal requires, disconnect the lower spindle clamp should be 1 or 2 bolts and the swaybar links. then remove and replace the 3 bolts on the top of the shock tower (do not remove the center nut)
then remove the srtut.

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Front right coil spring has slipped below spring perch, need to correct. I need to take apart, looking for a detailed diagram, and reassemble. Can this information be obtained?

This usually happens when the spring has broken. You'll have to remove the upper 3 nuts that hold the strut mount to the body, and the bolt that goes through the lower control arm that mounts the strut, also the sway bar end link, then remove the spring and strut as an assembly. You'll need a spring compressor to safely remove and install the new spring. It is always recommended that you replace the front springs as a pair (both side). This job may be better left to a pro unless you have some experience, also you may be able to buy a product called "quickstruts" They are sold as a spring and strut completed assembly so you won't require a spring compressor.

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Replacing struts on 2004 Ford Explorer

WARNING: Unbolting a strut without using a compressor can injure or kill you. Be careful and use the correct tools.

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Replacing struts on 2004 Ford Explorer

no, this can be done at home or in a local shop

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