Replaces

2006-11 Ford Focus Strut & Spring Assembly - 1ASTS02189

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 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

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.

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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Vehicle Fit

  • 2006-2011 Ford Focus Front Strut & Spring Assembly Passenger Side

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 272257
  • KYB SR4235
Part #: 1ASTS02189


How-to Video:

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