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 

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 : Accessing the Shocks and Struts (1:03)
    • Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel while the car is on the ground
    • Jack the car up and remove the lug nuts and wheel
    • Pull the brake line from the bracket
    • Pull the ABS sensor out of its bracket
    • Remove the bolt on the upper stabilizer link. Spray with penetrating oil
    • Spray the bolt on the back side of the strut with penetrating oil
    • Use a socket to remove the 15mm bolt on the steering knuckle
  2. step : Removing the Strut (4:27)
    • Spray penetrating oil where the strut connect with the steering knuckle
    • Use a 15mm socket to disconnect the tie rod. Use a jack and some wood to hold the tie rod up to help remove the bolt
    • If the vehicle has a broken spring lift up on the strut and hammer the steering knuckle until it loosens
    • Lift the strut up and out of the steering knuckle
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts up in the engine compartment
    • Pull the strut free
  3. step : Installing a New Strut (6:40)
    • With the clip on the bottom of the strut facing inward, put the strut into place
    • Replace the bolts in the engine compartment
    • Pull the steering knuckle out and slide it on to the bottom of the strut
    • Replace the bolt that connects the strut to the steering knuckle. Do not tighten fully
    • Make sure the steering knuckle is below the taper on the strut
    • Make sure its at the right depth and moves properly
    • Tighten the bolt on the steering knuckle to between 65 and 70ft/lbs
  4. step : Reconnecting the Brackets and Sensors (9:52)
    • Put the brake line back in place
    • Put the tie rod back in place and replace the nut
    • Replace the stabilizer link and bracket. Tighten the nut
    • Put the ABS sensor back in place
    • Jack the tie rod up and tighten the nut to 55 to 60ft/lbs
    • Replace the wheel and thread the lug nuts
    • Lower the car and tighten the lug nuts to 100ft/lbs in a crossing pattern
    • Tighten the bolts in the engine compartment to between 25 and 30ft/lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench

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when I called a1 auto and ordered my parts for my Ford focus it was the easiest thing to do and free shipping was great also. The week after I had to order more parts and it was a great experience My hat goes off to A1auto thanks. MKB
March 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Noise after installation
The kit was great. It comes with all the nuts you need and easy to follow instructions. I have noticed a kind of hollow rattle coming from the front left side after installation. Had it checked at a shop and they said everything looked ok...might be the actual strut making the noise. Hopefully, that goes away after a few days...
January 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Leacree brand shocks/struts
If you are going to take the time to replace your shocks/struts, I would recommend spending the extra money on Monroe or equivalant. These are Chinese made garbage. They acted the same as a worn out shock/strut would. Save yourself the headache. Luckily 1a auto has great customer service and was there to help me trough the process of sending me a replacement and eventually processing a refund. I will definitely give 1a auto my business in the future!
January 28, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
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does this lower the car?
kenny w on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No this will not. This will bring it back to factory ride height.

How-to Video:

(13:03 min)

Tools List:

    General Tools

  • Hammer

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Torx Drivers & Sockets

  • T30 Torx Driver

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 17mm Wrench



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 272258
  • Monroe 272257
  • Monroe 5796
  • KYB 343429
  • KYB SR4236
  • KYB SR4235

Vehicle Fit

  • 2006-2011 Ford Focus excluding Wagon Front & Rear Shock & Strut Kit 4 Piece Set
Part #: 1ASSP01117

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