To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

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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This process was easy from start to finish. Except for me doing the install, I have nothing bad to say, I definitely will come here first before considering anyone else
January 9, 2018
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How-to Video:

(10:29 min)

Tools List:

    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



This part replaces:

  • Monroe 171594
  • Monroe 181595

Vehicle Fit

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  • 2001-2006 Mazda Tribute Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side
  • 2008-2011 Mazda Tribute Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side
  • 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side
Part #: 1ASTS00638

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