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Ford Taurus Mercury Sable Strut & Spring Assembly Front Monroe Econo-Matic 181615 - MNSTS00165

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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

 

Part Details

  • Front or Rear Location: Front

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 : Remove the wheel (1:10)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with your lug wrench
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel
  2. step : Remove the front strut (1:31)
    • Use penetrating oil on the strut and shock bolts.
    • Unbolt and unclip the ABS sensor line.
    • Remove the upper stabilizer bolt with an 18 mm wrench.
    • Unbolt the lower end of the strut and use a hammer to work the bolt out.
    • Use a hammer to separate the steering knuckle and the strut.
    • Remove the three 13 mm bolts at the top of the strut.
  3. step : Install the new strut (4:05)
    • Finesse the strut into place and bolt in the three 13 mm bolts
    • Torque the three 13 mm bolts to 35 ft lbs.
    • Taking care not to damage the brake lines, work the bottom of the strut into the steering knuckle.
    • Bolt in the bottom of the strut, torquing the bottom bolt to 100 ft lbs.
    • Bolt the stabilizer link back in, using your 18 mm wrench to tighten it up.
    • Clip the ABS sensor and brake line bracket back together and bolt it back in place.
  4. step : Put the wheel back on (8:38)
    • Put the wheel on and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the car
    • Torque the lug nuts using a star pattern from 75-100 ft lbs

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Large Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 21mm wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench
  • 16mm Wrench
  • 11mm Wrench
  • 17mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 14mm Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
1996-1999Ford Taurus Ford Taurus Front Strut & Spring Assembly (excluding SHO Models) without Electronic Suspension Monroe Econo-Matic 181615
2000-2007Ford Taurus Ford Taurus Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181615
1996-2005Mercury Sable Mercury Sable Front Strut & Spring Assembly Monroe Econo-Matic 181615
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Part #: MNSTS00165


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