rear struts on 2004 Ford Taurus

can i change the rear struts on a 2004 taurus at home and if it is hard

by in Homestead, FL on February 19, 2011
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by on February 20, 2011
I recommend against this, as you have the potentially dangerous task of compressing the springs using a proper tool to swap from the old struts to the new struts. Also air tools help out on this job significantly.
COMMENT by on February 20, 2011
True that,but I understand that they now make quick paks or some similar name,where the replacement strut comes with a spring installed.A home mechanic could easily do the swap out.
COMMENT by on February 26, 2011
Thats true, the only problem I can see you having if you plan on installing the whole assy is getting the pinch bolt out at the bottom of the strut. They like to seize up and they require heat. If they seize stop and do not force it or you will plull the threads out of the spindle assy.
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