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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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front

Removal

  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.
Installation
  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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Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • 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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