How To Install Replace Front Struts Shocks Ford Taurus Mercury Sable 96-07 BUY AUTO PARTS 1AAUTO.COM





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Published on Nov 10, 2010

1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your front struts with their loaded struts. This video is applicable to the Ford Taurus years 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, and 07 and 1996-2005 Mercury Sable models.

­čöž Instructions:

1. Remove the wheel 1:10
2. Remove the front strut 1:31
3. Install the new strut 4:05
4. Put the wheel back on 8:38

Comments ÔÇó 167

Joe Nay
Excellent video. Thanks. I just replaced my front struts and springs on my 2002 Mercury Sable. It was very easy and your video was very accurate. I had to lower my sub frame for the new strut to mount but that was no big deal. It sounds more intimidating than what it really is. If you are reluctant ...dont be. You can do it!´╗┐
Haha.. I got to the point on my 2000 Mercury Sable where I banged the steering knuckle all the way down as far as it would go. The strut still had 3/8th's sticking in the the knuckle to no availÔÇŽ argh!´╗┐
gary puterka
Very helpful for my 2005 ford freestyle AWD. ┬áOnly problem was the wheel assembly would not go down low enough to clear the strut bottom. Solution was to hook together my socket extensions and come up through the bottom of the strut mount (long enough to put a 1 x 2 board undernegth the extensions ) and pry the cylinder upward by wedging the extension upward with a hammer). ┬áOnce it popped out a screwdriver was needed to pry it out the rest of the way. ┬áBasically you will have to compress the strut about 1/4 in to clear the mount. ┬áHarder to get in but o put the 1x2 over the top of disc break rotor (to protect it), used a 2 ft long crow bar to pry the cylinder bottom upward (compressing it) in combination with ratchet it inward using a trigger clamp (maybe C-clamp would work) and inched it into the hole. ┬áIt will not go down the hole unless you actually jack it up from the bottom of the rotor (protected by 1x2 after you put in a couple lug nuts to hold it steady). This changes the angle of the wheel assembly to allow the strut bottom to get started. ┬áI used this method several times and no I did not warp the rotor!´╗┐
Kevin Daniel
Other videos say in order to swing the hub assembly that far down, you have to lower the sub frame. Please explain your methods in more detail.´╗┐
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now ya tell me... this is an absolute bitch.´╗┐
Jack Meoff
MAJKI MIKE Next time you're having trouble making the strut come all the way down, Just remove the top strut mount bolts then pull the top of strut out and you can put your foot on the rotor and pull on the strut till it comes out.´╗┐
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Nate M
I tried to remove the strut but I couldn't the a arm bottomed out. plus I had to remove slot more then listed...´╗┐
1A Auto Parts
+Nate M Thanks for watching Nate. We hope that this video has helped you along the way. Sometimes those A-Arms can be hard to swing all of the way down and out of the way if there's a lot of rust on them. We carry the struts shown in this video on our website. Here's a link to them if any of our viewers need to make this repair. http://www.1aauto.com/1A/shocks_struts/Ford/Taurus/1ASSP00017?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=CTA%20Comment&utm_campaign=1ATony´╗┐
Does anyone have experience ordering from this company? I love your videos, they are always so helpful. I have some work that needs to be done on my son's car, and was thinking about ordering the parts from 1A Auto.´╗┐
Jan Pszeniczny
how do i know in general what bolts need how much torque, i have a ford five hundred 2007, and i dont know how much torque i need´╗┐
Jan Pszeniczny
unfortunately it only say the wheels lug nuts, nothing more..´╗┐
1A Auto Parts
+Jan Pszeniczny If you have a service manual for the vehicle, it should state what the recommended torque specs are.´╗┐
Jack Meoff
Looks easy. Thanks for posting´╗┐
octavio amezcua
Grey video the only thing my mechanic had trouble with was removing the sway bar link but once it came off it was easy!´╗┐
1A Auto Parts
+octavio amezcua Thanks for watching. We carry the auto repair part shown in this video on our website. Here's a link to them if any of our viewers needs to perform this repair https://www.1aauto.com/1A/shocks_struts/Ford/Taurus/1ASSP00017?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=description&utm_campaign=videodesc&utm_term=ReY1FKJxoxo&utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=CTA%20Comment&utm_campaign=ytcomment´╗┐
Robert Engroff
I want to purchase you're (1A auto's) front struts for my 02 taurus but before I place an order I wanted to know where you're struts are made.. America, China etc. You have a pretty good price on a 6 piece set ( struts, sway bar links and lower ball joints) I would love American made parts. I've heard quite a few horror stories of people putting on cheap chinese-made struts and them going bad very quickly, so I'm trying to avoid that. Thank you and i would greatly appreciate a response.´╗┐
1A Auto Parts
+Robert engroff We carry an economy line of struts to help save you money and also the Monroe and KYB branded struts and shocks for most vehicles. Hope this helps you out 1aauto.com´╗┐
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