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Shocks I have a 1996 Ford F-350 4X4. How do I change the shocks myself? Step by step please.

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  • galamil Feb 04, 2009

    both front and rear

  • galamil Feb 04, 2009

    yes it was but do I need a jack to do any of the work either front or rear?

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    front or rear?



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  1. Remove front shock absorber-to-upper shock bracket nut and bolt.
  1. Disconnect the lower end of the front shock absorber bolt and nut from the U-bolt plate.
  1. Compress the front shock absorber and remove.
  1. Insert front shock absorber into the front shock absorber mounting bracket (18183). Insert bolt and tighten nut to 60-81 Nm (45-60 lb-ft).
  1. Attach the lower end of the front shock absorber to the U-bolt plate by installing the nut and bolt. Tighten to 60-81 Nm (45-60 lb-ft).


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  • gerry bissi Feb 04, 2009

    you should not unless you need to raise the bodu a little to get the shock to clear the mountings.

    Shocks do not support any vehice weight, only the springs od.



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