Direct Fit

Direct fit replacement; not only will the part fit correctly, but it will function correctly.  Many competitors combine applications to cut down on the amount of parts they have to carry. This can result in the following issues: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

Rigorously tested and made from higher quality materials than the competition. Our parts are built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

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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Vehicle Fit

  • 2000-2005 Ford Focus Front Strut Assembly Pair excluding SVT Models

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 71505
  • Monroe 71504
  • KYB 333349
  • KYB 333348
Part #: 1ASSP00516



How-to Video:

(13:03 min)