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What is the calculation for placement of gas spring shocks so the door and shock aligne I am trying it install these shocks onto a 2 foot tall by 4 foot wide door. I have a 7 inch gas shock, but were I installed the shock when I close the door it only closes half way and the shock is totally callapsed???

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Item Part Number Description 1 5310 Front Coil Spring 2 18124 Front Shock Absorber 3 3A130 Tie Rod End 4 1104 Wheel Hub 5 3K185 Front Wheel Knuckle 6 3078 Front Suspension Lower Arm 7 5482 Front Stabilizer Bar 8 5K484 Stabilizer Bar Link 9 N806899-S60 Bolt (4 Req'd) 10 5486 Stabilizer Bar Bracket 11 5484 Rack and Pinion Mounting Bracket Insulator (2 Req'd) (Position Slits Toward Front of Vehicle) 12 W520214-S60 Nut (2 Req'd) 13 N807144-S60 Nut (2 Req'd) 14 N803990-S60 Bolt (2 Req'd) 15 N806364-S60 Nut (2 Req'd) 16 N808466-S428 Nut (2 Req'd) 17 N808391-S100 Bolt (2 Req'd) 18 N807089-S101 Nut (2 Req'd) 19 W500746-S426 Bolt (2 Req'd) 20 W520214-S60 Nut (2 Req'd) 21 N804608-S1428 Nut (2 Req'd) 22 N804002-S100 Washer (2 Req'd) (Dished Side Up) 23 18183 Front Shock Absorber Mounting Bracket (2 Req'd) 24 3B455 Front Suspension Bearing and Seal (2 Req'd) 25 N811008-S100 Washer (2 Req'd)(Dished Side Up) 26 N803766-S60 Nut (6 Req'd) A — Install With Color Code at Bottom of Link — Green—RH Side, Red—LH Side B — Tighten to 30-40 Nm (22-29 Lb-Ft) C — Notches and Stamped "Front" Toward Front Of Vehicle D — Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 Lb-Ft) E — Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 Lb-Ft) F — Tighten to 98-132 Nm (72-97 Lb-Ft) G — Tighten to 68-92 Nm (50-67 Lb-Ft) H — Tighten to 53-72 Nm (39-53 Lb-Ft)

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SOURCE: where to get front coil spring for 1990 f150 with dual shock

if it has duel coils it has been modified with off road parts

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SOURCE: replacing shocks with air shocks on rear

The leaf springs should hold up the bed. The shocks generaly determine how much bounce there is when you go over a bump. In air shocks they can lower the vehicle and still keep the vehicle from bounceing a lot.

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I replaced my air with springs. I found a site called strutmasters.com that offered a full conversion kit for my 02 Expedition. No more air to fuss with and worry about and the price was great. It can be done and they did it right. Great service too. Check out their website. They have a toll free number to call too.

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  1. On 4-door sedan, remove the package tray and vent duct.
  2. On hatchback, remove the speaker grilles.
  3. Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder. CAUTION
    Brake fluid contains polyglycol ethers and polyglycols. Avoid contact with the eyes and wash your hands thoroughly after handling brake fluid. If you do get brake fluid in your eyes, flush your eyes with clean, running water for 15 minutes. If eye irritation persists, or if you have taken brake fluid internally, IMMEDIATELY seek medical assistance.
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  8. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the shock absorber.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel Upper shock mounting nuts. Discard the nuts. Nut and the stabilizer bar link. Discard the nut. Bolt, flag nut and the spring and shock absorber as an assembly. Discard the flag nut.
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  4. While holding the flats of the washer, remove the nut.
  5. Remove the shock absorber. Discard the nut, remove the washer, bushing and the upper mount.
  6. Remove the insulator.
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  2. Observe the following torques:

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    NOTE: Be sure to check the spring insulator for damage before assembly. If the outer metal splash shield is bent or damaged, it must be carefully bent back, so it does not touch the locator on the bearing and seal assembly.

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Item Part Number Description 1 — Dust Boot (Part of 18045) 2 N803826-S100 Front Shock Absorber Mounting Bracket Nut
(3 Req'd) 3 N803952-S100 Washer 4 N808625-S100 Front Shock Absorber Nut 5 18183 Front Shock Absorber Mounting Bracket 6 3B455 Front Suspension Bearing and Seal 7 5310 Front Coil Spring 8 5414 Front Spring Insulator 9 18045 Front Shock Absorber A — Tighten to 35-40 Nm
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  1. Remove the spring compressing tool.
  1. Position the strut assembly into the vehicle. Install the three mount-to-strut tower nuts. Tighten the nuts to 35-40 Nm (25-30 lb-ft).




  1. Partially raise the hoist.
  1. Position the strut assembly to the steering knuckle. Install the pinch bolt and tighten it to 115-132 Nm (85-97 lb-ft).
  1. Position the stabilizer link to the strut assembly and install the retaining nut. Tighten the nut to 90-100 Nm (66-74 lb-ft).




  1. Install the front wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Lower the vehicle.

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I need step by step instructions to replace front struts.


1.Turn ignition to OFF position to place steering column in unlocked position.
2.Remove hub nut
3.Loosen, but do not remove, three top mount-to-shock tower
4.Raise vehicle on a hoist.
5.Remove tire and wheel assembly
6.Move brake caliper and wire out of the way
7.Remove brake rotor
8.Remove cotter pin from tie rod end stud and remove slotted nut.
Discard cotter pin and nut
9.remove tie rod from knuckle
10.Remove stabilizer bar link nut, and remove link from strut
11.Remove and discard lower arm-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut. (A drift punch may be used to remove bolt.) Using a screwdriver, slightly spread knuckle-to-lower arm pinch joint and remove lower arm from steering knuckle.
12.Press halfshaft from hub
13.Remove shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Using a large screwdriver, slightly spread knuckle-to-strut pinch joint, if required, for removal
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.
INSTALLATION
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
3.Install steering knuckle and hub assembly to shock absorber strut.
4.Install a new shock absorber strut-to-steering knuckle pinch bolt. Tighten to 98-132 Nm (73-97 lb-ft).
5.Install halfshaft into hub
6.Install lower arm to steering knuckle ensuring that ball stud groove is properly positioned and boot seal is not damaged. Install a new pinch bolt and nut. Tighten to 53-72 Nm (40-53 lb-ft).
7.Install stabilizer bar link to strut and install a new stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft).
8.Install tie rod end onto knuckle.
9.Install a new tie rod end slotted nut. Tighten to 31-47Nm (23-34 lb-ft).
10.Install a new slotted nut retaining cotter pin.
11.Install brake rotor
12.Install brake caliper
13.Install tire and wheel assembly
14.Tighten three top mount-to-shock tower nuts to 30-40Nm (23-29 lb-ft).
15.Lower vehicle and tighten hub nut to 230-275 Nm (170-202 lb-ft)
16.Depress brake pedal several times prior to moving vehicle.

Hope this helps. Good luck !

Mar 14, 2009 | 1992 Ford Taurus

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