2003 Ford Explorer • 4WD •

How do you get the strut assembly out of the vehicle after removing all the bolts?
March 20, 2011.

Shock Absorber and Spring Assembly-Front

Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
Remove the components in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.
Item 5: Shock Absorber and Spring Assembly Removal Note
For additional information on the disassembly and assembly of the shock absorber and spring assembly, refer to Shock Absorber and Spring Assembly.
Item 3: Shock Absorber-to-Lower Arm Bolt Installation Note
Do not tighten until the installation procedure is complete and the weight of the vehicle is resting on the wheel and tire assemblies.

Mar 21, 2011.