2002-03 Ford Explorer Mercury Mountaineer Front & Rear Shock & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set TRQ SCA61071

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Part Details

  • Quantity:   4 Piece Set

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 

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Matched Parts

Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same.  Mixing and matching can result in ride quality issues and decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

Over buying the parts individually, or having to search different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by our limited lifetime warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will replace the part free of charge.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:48)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Strut (1:18)
    • Apply rust penetrant to the three 13mm nuts on the top of the strut
    • Remove the 8mm bolt from the nearby valve to access the strut nuts
    • Remove the three 13mm nuts from the top of the strut
    • Remove the 24mm bolt from the bottom of the strut
    • Pry the strut down with a pry bar
    • Pull the strut forward up and out
  3. step : Installing the New Strut (3:02)
    • Feed the strut into the lower control arm
    • Push the strut studs into place
    • Fasten the three 13mm nuts onto the top of the strut
    • Remove the nut for the bottom strut bolt
    • Tap the 24mm bolt into the bottom of the strut with a hammer
    • Thread the nut onto the 24mm bolt
    • Support the strut with a jack
    • Tighten the 24mm bolt to 130 foot-pounds of torque
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (4:47)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  5. step : Fastening the Strut (5:15)
    • Torque the three 13mm nuts to 30 foot-pounds
    • Put the valve into place
    • Insert the 8mm bolt into the valve

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 24mm Socket

Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Are the just the replacement or will these give me a little bit of a lift to the car?
Mariah M March 11, 2016
A little, give the truck a few weeks to settle
Jeff H March 11, 2016
No lift...exact factory fit, ride and ride height
Broc B March 11, 2016
They are stock replacement. Just installed them in my 02 Explorer, theyre great. It basically puts your car back to stock height.
Juan L March 11, 2016
Hi Mariah, I recently installed these on my 02 Explorer. They are direct replacements and do not add any lift to my truck. I hope this helps, Jody H.
Jody H March 12, 2016
I did not notice any change in lift
Barry G March 12, 2016
These replacement strut are just what they are; replacement struts. They will not give you any extra lift but they do a great job for a better ride from the worn out ones.
Larry H March 12, 2016
They were replacements for an older Explorer I have. They did not add any lift
Marvin B March 12, 2016
No , stock height
Brian F March 14, 2016
I got no perceptible lift after installation, nor did I expect any. I would guess if you have a broken spring you may notice some lift where that spring has broken. My reason for replacement was due to leaking shocks. This complete strut made for a quicker and cleaner install. My son and I installed all 4 in about 4 hours using a lift. Neither of us had done this job before. Some delays were being cautious and double checking torque values etc. Car rides nice now.
Barry D March 14, 2016
Would these fit a 03 Lincoln aviator as well?
Jose G March 28, 2016
No they will not
Brian F March 28, 2016
Can thsee be adjusted any at all to lower the truck?
Jeff H March 26, 2017
No, these are meant to be used to factory height and are not adjustable.
Tim K March 26, 2017

Fits the following Makes:

Year Make Model Description
2002-2003Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Door Front & Rear Shock & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set
2002-2003Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Front & Rear Shock & Spring Assembly 4 Piece Set

Part Interchange

Brand Label Part Number
Gabriel G57018
KYB SR4051
KYB Shocks & Struts SR4051
Monroe 181322
Monroe 171321
Monroe 181321
Monroe 171322
Monroe Shocks & Struts 171322
Monroe Shocks & Struts 171321
Monroe Shocks & Struts 181321
Monroe Shocks & Struts 181322

This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

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