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I need step by step instructions for installing new front struts in a 2005 Ford F150 2WD.

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Go to www.autzone.com and register for free. It is a full free online repair manual for your truck. It will have everything you could ever possibly need

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Jack up truck remove wheel open hood remove upper coil over shock bolts then remove lower bolts......remove shock...... then reinstall new one 10 min per side

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1.Turn ignition to OFF position to place steering column in unlocked position.
2.Remove hub nut
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4.Raise vehicle on a hoist.
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14.Remove steering knuckle and hub assembly from shock absorber strut
15.Remove three top mount-to-shock tower nuts and remove strut and spring assembly from vehicle
16.Compress spring with Spring Compressor
17.Place 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while removing top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet
18.Loosen Spring Compressor , then remove top mount bracket assembly, bearing plate assembly and spring.
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1.Place a 10mm box-end wrench on top of shock strut shaft and hold while tightening top shaft retaining nut with a 21mm 6-point crow foot wrench and ratchet to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
2.Install strut and spring assembly and three top mount-to-shock tower nuts
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4.Install a new shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten to 98-132 Nm (73-97 lb-ft).
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