Replaces

2002-03 Strut & Spring Assembly Front Pair - 1ASSP00167

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 
Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

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 : 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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The struts arrived promptly, one box was crumpled but the part was fine. I installed them myself after watching your YouTube video that was done on my exact same vehicle. Ride is much better. Will see how they hold up. I am happy and will order from 1aAuto again.
January 28, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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Vehicle Fit

  • 2002-2003 Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2002-2003 Mercury Mountaineer Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181321
  • Monroe 171321
  • KYB SR4051
Part #: 1ASSP00167



How-to Video:

(06:08 min)