Replaces

1996-2005 Mercury Sable Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Econo-Matic)

Part Details

  • Front / Rear Location: Front
  • Quantity: Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181615

  • New

Monroe Econo-Matic Struts® 181615

These are new MONROE strut and spring assemblies. We recommend replacing struts in pairs and performing an alignment after replacement.

Specifications:

  • Quantity: (2) Econo-Matic Struts

  • Side: LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)

  • Location: FRONT

  • Vehicle Type: All (excluding with Electronic Suspension)

  • Engine Size: All

  • Built to strict quality control standards:

Quick and easy... remove and replace one piece! No need to take apart entire assembly. No need to compress coil springs. Do the complete job right the first time. Enhances the handling, safety and performance of your vehicle.

Includes the following preassembled components:

  1. Upper Mounts
  2. Upper Spring Isolators
  3. Upper Spring Seats
  4. Coil Springs
  5. Boot Kits
  6. Lower Spring Isolators
  7. Economy Struts

The Monroe Econo-Matic Struts are complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assemblies. Each unit features a pre-assembled replacement upper mount, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and strut. This fully integrated design reduces installation time, eliminates the need for a spring compressor and helps ensure a complete repair. The Econo-matic struts feature nitrogen gas charging, velocity proportional valving and all-weather fluid to deliver improved comfort.

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the spring. Our new strut and spring assemblies make this job much simpler for the do it yourself mechanic. This part comes pre-assembled. Jack up and support the vehicle with jack stands. Remove the wheel. Unbolt the top mounts and the bottom from the suspension and replace the whole unit. The large bottom bolts usually require an impact wrench and socket for removal. When reassembling, be sure to torque all nuts and bolts to their proper specifications. Do not use impact tools when reassembling.

2 Year Warranty

This item is backed by a 2 Year Warranty. In the event this item should fail during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

Warranty Note: Tenneco Inc. warrants qualifying Monroe products against defects and wear-out when used on private passenger cars and light trucks under normal operating conditions for as long as such original purchaser owns the vehicle on which they were originally installed. Tenneco's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacement of the worn-out or defective product in accordance with this warranty. Cost of removal and installation are not included, and any incidental and consequential damages are excluded under this warranty, regardless of when the failure occurs. This warranty has no cash value. This warranty does not apply to products which have been modified, improperly applied or installed on vehicles used for commercial or racing purposes. Qualifying Products are Monroe OESpectrum Shocks and Struts, Monroe Reflex Shocks and Struts, Monroe Sensa-Trac Shocks and Struts, Monroe Quick-Strut replacement assemblies, Monroe Gas-Magnum Shocks

  1. Remove the wheel (1:10 in the video)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with your lug wrench
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel
  2. Remove the front strut (1:31 in the video)
    • Use penetrating oil on the strut and shock bolts.
    • Unbolt and unclip the ABS sensor line.
    • Remove the upper stabilizer bolt with an 18 mm wrench.
    • Unbolt the lower end of the strut and use a hammer to work the bolt out.
    • Use a hammer to separate the steering knuckle and the strut.
    • Remove the three 13 mm bolts at the top of the strut.
  3. Install the new strut (4:05 in the video)
    • Finesse the strut into place and bolt in the three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 13 mm bolts to 35 ft lbs.
    • Taking care not to damage the brake lines, work the bottom of the strut into the steering knuckle.
    • Bolt in the bottom of the strut, torquing the bottom bolt to 100 ft lbs.
    • Bolt the stabilizer link back in, using your 18 mm wrench to tighten it up.
    • Clip the ABS sensor and brake line bracket back together and bolt it back in place.
  4. Put the wheel back on (8:38 in the video)
    • Put the wheel on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the car
    • Torque the lug nuts using a star pattern from 75-100 ft lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench

How-to Video:

(09:39 min)

Tools List:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands
  • Large Hammer

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 15mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181615

Vehicle Fit

  • 1996-1999 Ford Taurus Front Strut Assembly Pair (excluding SHO Models) (excluding Electronic Suspension) (Monroe Econo-Matic)
  • 2000-2007 Ford Taurus Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Econo-Matic)
  • 1996-2005 Mercury Sable Front Strut Assembly Pair (Monroe Econo-Matic)
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