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 

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

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.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

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 top of the shock (1:02)
    • Pop the hood and apply penetrating oil to the top four bolts.
    • Use a 14 mm socket and ratchet to remove the nuts.
  2. step : Remove the wheel (1:35)
    • Loosen the lug nuts
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and the tire
  3. step : Remove the bottom part of the strut (1:52)
    • Apply penetrating oil to your 10 mm brake line bracket bolt, 14mm Stabilizer link bolt and two 18 mm strut bolts.
    • Unbolt the brake line bracket bolt, and then use your 5 mm Allen wrench to stabilize the bolt and work the nut loose with your 14 mm wrench or socket.
    • Continue to loosen, apply penetrating oil, tighten, loosen, apply penetrating oil and repeat until you work it loose.
    • Use a breaker bar or pipe and ratchet to remove the 18 mm bolts.
  4. step : Install the new strut (7:00)
    • Position your strut into place and thread your 6 nuts on.
    • Torque the top four 14mm bolts to 35 ft lbs.
    • Tighten and torque the bottom two bolts to 85 ft lbs.
    • Bolt your stabilizer link back in as well as your brake line bracket.
    • Use your 14 mm socket, ratchet and 5 mm Allen wrench to install the stabilizer link.
    • The brake line bracket can be reinstalled with a 10 mm socket and ratchet.
  5. step : Put the wheel back on (9:50)
    • Replace the wheel and hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 5mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Large Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 15mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 11mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket
  • 16mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

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

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Easy install
I’ve had the struts and brakes on the front of my 09 Ford Escape for about a month. Everything sounds good. Much easier riff than before. Shipping was prompt.
April 23, 2018
2 months ago
Great Deal for PAIR of Front Struts
These are heavy and well made for a great price. Plus, FREE SHIPPING - wow.
Follow the videos for how -to guidance on replacing.
Our SUV front struts took quite a bit longer than the video estimates to replace due to rusted on bolts. Once the rusted bolts and worn struts were removed, the new ones were replaced easily. Our SUV drives like new, no alignment was needed.

Order was shipped very quickly.

I highly recommend 1A Auto for help, parts, and great service.
February 19, 2017
1 year ago
lots of noise
Purchased these plus rear as a set. They ride fine but are noisy. There is constant low squeak/moan. Apparently the seal is chattering on the shaft. Thought it might go away after a few thousand miles but not so. Cannot recommend them. Am currently looking to replace them. Not from 1-A
Bill Souther
October 11, 2016
Response from 1A Auto
On these if they are squeaking that generally can be taken care from lubricating the top mount. If not we are more than happy to warranty the side that is squeaking as these have a lifetime warranty.
October 12, 2016
Derek C Staff
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Is this price for both sides ?
Jack P on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That was so long ago I don't remember but they both came the same day in separate boxes taped together I think. They worked great, I already sold that car but it is still running.

Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2012 Ford Escape Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2001-2006 Mazda Tribute Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2008-2011 Mazda Tribute Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner Front Strut & Spring Assembly Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 181595
  • Monroe 181593
  • Monroe 171594
  • Monroe 171593
Part #: 1ASSP00154

How-to Video:

(10:29 min)