Replaces

2000-05 Ford Focus Strut & Spring Assembly Pair - 1ASSP00002

In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 
Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects 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.

  1. step : Accessing the Shocks and Struts (1:03)
    • Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel while the car is on the ground
    • Jack the car up and remove the lug nuts and wheel
    • Pull the brake line from the bracket
    • Pull the ABS sensor out of its bracket
    • Remove the bolt on the upper stabilizer link. Spray with penetrating oil
    • Spray the bolt on the back side of the strut with penetrating oil
    • Use a socket to remove the 15mm bolt on the steering knuckle
  2. step : Removing the Strut (4:27)
    • Spray penetrating oil where the strut connect with the steering knuckle
    • Use a 15mm socket to disconnect the tie rod. Use a jack and some wood to hold the tie rod up to help remove the bolt
    • If the vehicle has a broken spring lift up on the strut and hammer the steering knuckle until it loosens
    • Lift the strut up and out of the steering knuckle
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts up in the engine compartment
    • Pull the strut free
  3. step : Installing a New Strut (6:40)
    • With the clip on the bottom of the strut facing inward, put the strut into place
    • Replace the bolts in the engine compartment
    • Pull the steering knuckle out and slide it on to the bottom of the strut
    • Replace the bolt that connects the strut to the steering knuckle. Do not tighten fully
    • Make sure the steering knuckle is below the taper on the strut
    • Make sure its at the right depth and moves properly
    • Tighten the bolt on the steering knuckle to between 65 and 70ft/lbs
  4. step : Reconnecting the Brackets and Sensors (9:52)
    • Put the brake line back in place
    • Put the tie rod back in place and replace the nut
    • Replace the stabilizer link and bracket. Tighten the nut
    • Put the ABS sensor back in place
    • Jack the tie rod up and tighten the nut to 55 to 60ft/lbs
    • Replace the wheel and thread the lug nuts
    • Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts to 100ft/lbs in a crossing pattern
    • Tighten the bolts in the engine compartment to between 25 and 30ft/lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench

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So far so good
The struts and shocks seem to be of good quality and they fit right in. The customer service was terrific and Rachelle (?) was very helpful kind and pleasant to deal with. Plus she remembered me when I called and placed another order later. I will be doing more business with your company because of that alone! The parts also were delivered promptly as promised. Another good quality are the install videos, they are well done and informative.I have been watching for a long time for various repairs. Thanks 1a auto!
February 16, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Much better ride
These fit perfectly and work great, makes the ride much smoother in the ole focus. Also much cheaper than every other place I looked, in store it online.
February 3, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
03 Focus strut and spring install
Purchased this product because all the videos on YouTube look super DIY and they were easy to install that is if you have the proper tools. Thank-you 1aauto I will be ordering more stuff for my car soon.....
After 14yrs I finally swapped out the original shocks and struts so now my car feels new again
October 31, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
struts
Perfect just what I needed and easy to install. I mean I am no mechanic and wouldn't dream of putting in struts if they didn't come fully assembled. I'm now a customer off 1A auto.
September 24, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Everything was great!
You folks are awesome! Both parts and customer service were graet! I will highly recommend your company. Thanks you so much!
July 27, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
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Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2005 Ford Focus Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair (excluding SVT Models)

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181504
  • Monroe 181505
  • Monroe 171504
  • Monroe 171505
  • KYB SR4027
  • KYB SR4028
Part #: 1ASSP00002



How-to Video:

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