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How do I replace rear strut and spring

How do I replace rear struts and springs, it has a 3.0 V6 engine and is the LX model

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Replace it as a unit. Strut, spring, strut mount all in one. It's called a quick strut. Raise car by the body not the wheel. Remove brake line (1 bolt) from strut lower. Remove 2 large bolts holding lower strut end. In the trunk 3 smaller bolts hold the strut mount (upper end) in place. DO NOT remove the single large nut at the top of the strut assembly. Wiggle the strut assembly out. Slide the new strut assembly in bolt it back in. Put wheel back on. Done.

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SOURCE: how do you remove a rear strut from a 1995 ford.

there is a tool to compress the spring.
you need to be very careful working on this job
you can get hurt very easy

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SOURCE: how to assemble a ford expedition strut and spring

be very careful ,you need a coil spring compressor.parts store will let you use it if you buy the part there. then you compress the spring till theirs no tension on the top take the nut off .install the spring in the same locaction on the new strut tighten the nut. release compresor

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SOURCE: shocks/struts on 94 mustang gt

no, just replaced mine, springs are independent of shocks and struts

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SOURCE: got the struts off easily cause the springs were

go to autozone and get a spring compressor and tighten them down so they will fit you will never get it back together with out the tool that it calls fot. hope if this help you you will help me by voting when they ask if i was helpfull ty sawdust46

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Contour 2.5l V6 how to insert front strut into knuckle

either put a jack under the strut (if you can do so safely and raise the strut or use a good pry bar to pull down on the A arm. make 100% sure the car is well supported with jack stands etc.

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