Replaces

Shock Absorber Pair Monro-Matic Plus 32296 - MNSSP00085

The Monro-Matic Plus® shock absorbers are nitrogen gas charged and feature velocity sensitive valving and all weather fluid, which offers trucks improved comfort at an economical price.

The result: enhanced control with uncompromised ride comfort.

  • All Weather Fluid: Contains special modifiers to reduce friction and ensure smooth rod reaction.
  • Full Displaced Valving: Tuned specifically for each application, this valving automatically adjusts to road extremes to provide consistency and ride comfort.
  • Sintered Iron Piston: Stronger than traditional metals, enhances durability for longer service life.
  • Nitrogen Gas Charged: For improved ride and handling, helps maintain tire to road contact by reducing aeration.
  • 2" Reserve Tube: More fluid for more consistent performance.
  • 1-3/8" Bore: Lower operating pressure than standard 1" bore units.
  • 5/8" Piston Rod: Heavy-duty nitrocarburized rod* for long service life.
  • Special Seal: "Self-lubricating" fluid seal designed to retain gas without excessive wear or friction.

* On non-dust shield units only.

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. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Remove the shocks (1:00)
    • Use your 15 mm wrench and a 13mm socket and ratchet to remove the bolts.
    • Use penetrating oil and an adjustable wrench and vice grips to help remove the nuts and bolts.
  2. step : Install the new shocks (4:00)
    • Assemble the washers and grommets onto the shocks and put them into place, putting the rest of the washers and grommets into place.
    • Bolt into place nice and tight.
    • Use a jack to lift the control arm to bolt the shock on the rest of the way.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Vise-Grips

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1995-2001 Ford Explorer 4 Wheel Drive Front Shock Absorber Pair (excluding Adjustable Suspension) Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 1996-2001 Ford Explorer All Wheel Drive Front Shock Absorber Pair (excluding Adjustable Suspension) Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4 Wheel Drive Front Shock Absorber Pair Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 1998-2011 Ford Ranger Front Shock Absorber Pair for Models with Front Torsion Bar Suspension Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 1998-2007 Mazda B3000 Truck Front Shock Absorber Pair for Models with Front Torsion Bar Suspension Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 1998-2009 Mazda B4000 Truck Front Shock Absorber Pair for Models with Front Torsion Bar Suspension Monro-Matic Plus 32296
  • 1997-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Front Shock Absorber for 4 Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive Models Pair Monro-Matic Plus 32296

This part replaces:

  • Monro-Matic Plus 32296
Part #: MNSSP00085



Monro-Matic Plus
Brand #: 32296

How-to Video:

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