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Struct replacement. Do I need to use a spring compressor?

Do I need to use a spring compressor to change struts on a 2002 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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On some models there are true struts. If you cannot access the shock absorber (the cylinder piece in the center of the spring) from the top, then that is truely a strut. In that case the answer is yes, you will need to compress the springs because these are large spring steel pieces that physically is uncompressable by hand. If you do not compress these springs you run the risk of serious injury and possibly death. I always recommend using a "rent-a-tool" program from your local auto parts house. Hope this helps, good luck!

Posted on May 08, 2009

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Did you install the old spring and top bearing plate on the new strut,just as you had when you removed it? Hopefully you removed the entire assy. You needed to use a strut compressor or spring compressors, if you like to live dangerously,to remove the old strut from the spring.

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  1. Remove the strut assembly.
    CAUTION Do not attempt to remove the coil spring from the strut without first compressing the coil spring with the appropriate tool.
  2. Install a suitable spring compressor to the coil spring and compress the spring until the spring tension is relieved from the spring seat.
  3. Remove the thrust bearing retainer nut.
  4. Remove the thrust bearing, spring seat and dust shield.
  5. Remove the coil spring from the strut.
  6. Remove the jounce bumper from the strut.
  7. Replace the coil spring or the strut as needed.

To install:
  1. Reinstall the jounce bumper to the strut.
  2. Position the coil spring to the strut.
  3. Compress the coil spring if removed from the spring compressor.
  4. Reinstall the dust shield, spring seat and thrust bearing.
  5. The coil spring must seat in the notch of the spring seat.
  6. Reinstall the thrust bearing retainer nut. Tighten the nut to 44 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  7. Install the strut assembly into the
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