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2002-03 Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Quick-Strut 171321 - MNSTS00125

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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 Monroe Quick-Strut Assemblies?

Monroe Quick-Strut assemblies are high quality and easy-to-install. Some of its benefits include:

  • Application specific technology
  • Restores factory ride height and feel
  • Quicker installation time than bare strut assemblies
  • Pre-assembled and no compression tool required
    • Includes new mount, bearing, coil spring, isolators, boot, and strut
  • Nitrogen gas charged

Item Condition: New

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.

  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 Quick-Strut 171321
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Part #: MNSTS00125


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Monroe Quick-Strut
Brand #: 171321

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