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2002-03 Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Econo-Matic 181321 - MNSTS00199

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Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location:   Front

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 

Why Buy Econo-Matic Strut Assemblies?

Econo-Matic strut assemblies are an economical and easy-to-install alternative. Some of its benefits include:

 

  • Quicker installation time
  • Pre-assembled and no compression tool required
    • Includes new mount, bearing, coil spring, isolators, boot, and strut
  • Nitrogen gas charged

 

Item Condition: New

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.

  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

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Year Make Model Description
2002-2003Ford Explorer Ford Explorer Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181321
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Part #: MNSTS00199


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Monroe Econo-Matic
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