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2004 Ford Explorer front shocks are worn out

How do i remove and replace the shocks on a 2004 Ford Explorer? Are any special tools required?

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Remove the front wheel.
Locate and remove the 3 nuts on the upper frame mount,top of the shock.(torque 20 ft lb)
Remove the nut on the sway bar link.(torque 18 ft lb)
Remove the lower bolt that goes thru lower control arm and shock.(torque 258 ft lb)
Then use a spring compressor to compress spring and remove the nut on the spring plate.(41 ft lb)

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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