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How To Replace Rear Shocks 04-08 Ford F150

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How To Replace Rear Shocks 04-08 Ford F150

Created on: 2021-01-16

Learn how to replace the rear shocks on your 04-08 Ford F150. 1A Auto shows you how in this video.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Shock
    • Hold the upper shock nut with an 18mm wrench
    • Remove the upper shock bolt with a 15mm socket and ratchet
    • Support the rear axle with a jack
    • Hold the lower shock nut with an 18mm wrench
    • Remove the lower shock bolt with a 15mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull down the shock
  2. step 2 :Installing the Shock
    • Push the shock into place
    • Start the shock bolts
    • Lower the jack
    • Fasten the 18mm nut onto each bolt

Tools needed for replacement

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    15mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    18mm Wrench

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear shocks on this 2005 Ford F150 and we show you on the passenger side, but the driver side is the same procedure. We recommend that if you replace one of them, you replace the other one. The items you'll need for this are new rear shocks from 1AAuto.com and a 15 millimeter socket and ratchet and 18 millimeter wrench.

For these shocks, you actually don't even need to put your vehicle up in the air. You've got 15 millimeter bolts going into 18 millimeter nuts, same thing on the top and on the bottom. I've got my 18 millimeter wrench on there, I'm going to use another wrench, and hook it on for some extra leverage.

If you're working with the vehicle on the ground, you obviously don't need a jack under here, but, if you're working with the vehicle up in the air, you want to take your jack and just get it, because the shocks are actually holding the rear end up. You just take a little bit of pressure off the shocks. Now at this point, if your vehicle's on the ground, you want to be careful, because when you remove this if your shock is still pressurized it's going to want to push down. You saw it push down a little bit there. I just kept this nut on just for safety. Remove the nut from up there. Remove that bolt. Bring the shock down.

To reinstall is the reverse. Make sure you put the shock behind your emergency brake cable. You'll have to push up. Again, if your vehicle's on the ground, you're going to have to push up more. Push the shock up. Put the bolt through. Replace the nut at the top of the shock. If you had your vehicle lifted, you can remove this jack. We'll fast forward as Mike tightens the top and bottom bolts on the shock, just preliminarily for right now. Now, just make sure that the weight's back on your shocks entirely. Then, tighten them up the rest of the way as tight as you can get them with the wrenches. Then you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 18mm Wrench

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