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Replacing struts on 2004 Ford Explorer

My mechanic could not figure out how to replace the rear struts on my Explorer. Is this something that must be done at the dealership? i have a 2002 and im trying to get the rear struts off i took out all the bolts the three on top and the one on the bottom and it will not pop out. i have tried everything and it wont come out. what can i do for this.

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  • mtm1717375 May 30, 2009

    i have used a big bar still nothing i have been working on this thing for 5 hours and it wont come out

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

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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.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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    Eldric Venne May 30, 2009

    You may have to undo the spindle also. This will allow more room for the strut.

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

Posted on May 26, 2009

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