Our direct fit gas-charged shock absorbers help to restore your vehicle’s handling and ride quality to just like new.

Direct Fit

Direct fit replacement; not only will the part fit correctly, but it will function correctly.  Many competitors combine applications to cut down on the amount of parts they have to carry. This can result in the following issues: incorrect vehicle height, poor response and an uncomfortable ride.

Rigorously Tested

Rigorously tested and made from higher quality materials than the competition. Our parts are built to have a longer life in any environment or road conditions.

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 : Remove the shock absorbers (1:05)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the nuts and bolts
    • Use a 18 socket and ratchet to remove the nuts, using a breaker bar to help.
    • Secure the bolt while you remove the nut with a 15 mm wrench.
    • With a hammer and chisel, remove the bolt from the shock.
  2. step : Remove the spare tire (2:10)
    • Use the jack that comes with the spare or a large screwdriver to unbolt the spare tire.
    • Remove the bracket securing the spare tire.
    • Pop the bracket off with a sharp rap with a hammer.
    • Now you have access to the top of the shock absorber.
    • Use a 13mm wrench to remove the two bolts.
  3. step : Install the new shock absorber (4:00)
    • Bolt in the upper part of the shock absorber, using a 13 mm wrench.
    • On the bottom part, use a hammer to get the bolt into place if necessary.
    • Use an 18 mm socket and ratchet to secure the nut on the bottom bolt.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Chisel

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 15mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1991-1993 Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber
  • 1994-2001 Ford Explorer Rear Shock Absorber excluding Adjustable Suspension
  • 2001-2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Rear Shock Absorber
  • 1991-1994 Mazda Navajo Rear Shock Absorber
  • 1997-2001 Mercury Mountaineer Rear Shock Absorber

This part replaces:

  • OE # 5U2Z 18V125 BSA
  • Monroe 37035
  • KYB 344269
Part #: 1ASHA00103


How-to Video:

(06:35 min)