Replaces

2001-04 Ford Escape Mazda Tribute Suspension Kit - 1ASFK02233

Specifications:

  • Brand New Strut & Spring Assembly with Sway Bar Links
  • Fits LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side) Front
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Direct replacement

Our steering and suspension components are sealed for long life and do not require the extra maintenance typically required by greasable versions.

Direct Fit

All parts are direct fit, application-specific parts with no modifications required

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.

State of the Art Manufacturing

Our parts are manufactured by some of the same factories that the OEMs use.

Prepackaged for Your Convenience

Our kits have been carefully put together to include all of the parts you need to get the job done, saving you both time and money. These kits also help take the guesswork out of finding the correct part for your vehicle’s steering or suspension system, allowing you to get started on your repair project faster.

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 : Remove the top of the shock (1:02)
    • Pop the hood and apply penetrating oil to the top four bolts.
    • Use a 14 mm socket and ratchet to remove the nuts.
  2. step : Remove the wheel (1:35)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and the tire
  3. step : Remove the bottom part of the strut (1:52)
    • Apply penetrating oil to your 10 mm brake line bracket bolt, 14mm Stabilizer link bolt and two 18 mm strut bolts.
    • Unbolt the brake line bracket bolt, and then use your 5 mm Allen wrench to stabilize the bolt and work the nut loose with your 14 mm wrench or socket.
    • Continue to loosen, apply penetrating oil, tighten, loosen, apply penetrating oil and repeat until you work it loose.
    • Use a breaker bar or pipe and ratchet to remove the 18 mm bolts.
  4. step : Install the new strut (7:00)
    • Position your strut into place and thread your 6 nuts on.
    • Torque the top four 14mm bolts to 35 ft lbs.
    • Tighten and torque the bottom two bolts to 85 ft lbs.
    • Bolt your stabilizer link back in as well as your brake line bracket.
    • Use your 14 mm socket, ratchet and 5 mm Allen wrench to install the stabilizer link.
    • The brake line bracket can be reinstalled with a 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. step : Put the wheel back on (9:50)
    • Replace the wheel and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 5mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Large Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

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

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Who makes this strut?
MarkN on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These struts are made for us by numerous vendors in either Taiwan, China, or Japan to meet or exceed OE specifications. Our vendors are supplied an OE sample to ensure that fit and function match the OE parts, and we simply label them as our 1A Auto brand struts.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2004 Ford Escape 4 Piece Set Suspension Kit
  • 2001-2004 Mazda Tribute 4 Piece Set Suspension Kit

This part replaces:

  • OE # EC0134150A
  • OE # YL8Z5K483AA
  • Monroe 181595
  • Monroe 181593
  • Monroe 171594
  • Monroe 171593
  • Moog K80104
  • OE # YL8Z5K483AA, EC0134150A
Part #: 1ASFK02233



How-to Video:

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