How To Install Replace Front Strut Shock & Spring Ford Escape Mercury Mariner 01-11 1AAuto.com




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1A Auto Parts: @Kelvin Rivera We recommend getting an alignment after this repair. Thanks for watching

Kelvin Rivera: Thanks for the video! Question: If I were to do this myself, would you recommend getting a wheel alignment afterwards?

Stan McDonald: great instructional video!!!

dadingan: good job men......

George Ford: one other question. if not replacing springs, is a spring compressor tool needed?

George Ford: Is it necessary to replace the springs when replacing the struts?

Tony Falsetta: wow thats so easy. good video 

Jaime Huppert: my 02 makes a small grinding noise whenever I hit a small bump going more than 15-20mph. that something with the wheels/struts? 

thomas woodard: good video----just replacing struts and brakes on my 08 tribute.  120,000 miles.  great vehicle.  26 mpg constantly.

booragat: can i use the coil springs for the escape then put em on a mazda tribute?thanks

1A Auto Parts: If you go to the dealer they should be able to get the correct ones for you, or you can take a good one and match it up at the hardware store. 1aauto.com 888-844-3393

gibsonguitar11: Hello 1aauto, What size bolts did you guys use when you replaced the "one's that you broke" on the lower part of the strut?

Derek Cartier: Great video! Thank you!

Edwin Goodwin: Had the same problem with air bag light, look under both front seat and there are sensors that sometimes get pulled loose when you adjust the seat back and forth. Push both sensors in tight and restart car. The air bag light should go out. Ford needs to replace these weak clips because the get loose and make air bag light stay on. hope this helps....Ed

Calvin Kidwell: Very helpful, i just finished doing mine. I have a 2001 Escape XLT (one of the first from this particular dealership). the only problem i encountered was on the stabilizer rod did not have an allen wrench hole, it had a 14mm nut between the bracket plate and rubber grease blub. you have to insert a14mm open end wrench between and a 15mm socket on the front to remove the arm. Once i figured this out it was no problem.

1A Auto Parts: HI Eric, yes it would be a good idea to get an alignment once you replace the struts

Eric Comtois: i have the same problem do you need align the escape afther?

DJ Trend$etter ABE610 Ch: Awesome video. Very helpful.

1A Auto Parts: The vehicle's not usually lifted off of the ground so with the suspension loaded is typically how it sits. that way there you can make sure all of the bolts are securely tightened.

1A Auto Parts: It could be a bad clockspring. If you have any functions on the steering wheel such as cruise control that may not work, it's also the sign of a bad clockspring.
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