REPAIRING

1996 Ford Escort

Tiny

techedbob

January, 21, 2011 AT 1:55 AM

Replacing front strut on 1996 ford excort lx station wagon

FOUND 530 RELATED QUESTIONS

1 Answer

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

January, 21, 2011 AT 2:20 AM

Raise vehicle.
Remove front wheel.
Remove brake hose-to-strut clip.
Remove anti-lock brake sensor clip from strut bracket (if equipped).
Remove 2 strut-to-knuckle bolts.
Remove upper mounting block nuts.
Remove strut assembly.
Disassembly & Reassembly
Remove cap from top of strut tower.
Secure strut assembly mounting block in vise.
Turn piston rod nut one turn to loosen.
Install spring compressor on strut coil spring.
Compress coil spring.
Remove piston rod nut, mounting block, thrust bearing, rubber spring seat, coil spring and rebound stopper.
To reassemble, reverse disassembly procedure

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