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How to remove rear shocks in my 1997 ford eplorer

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There should be 2 bolts in a bow-tie shaped braket on the top of the shock, with a nut on the other side, through the frame. There should be one large bolt and nut on the bottom of the shock, through a braket on the rear axle.

Lift the vehicle up by the frame on both sides, so that the axle is dangling underneath the vehicle, and the shocks should be very easy to remove and reinstall.

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