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Front Shock Installation Instructions

Anyone have a Factory service Manual or instructional guide to installing new front shocks?
05 F150 5.4L 4x4 XLT w/ front leveling kit


Just curious..
I would like to see before I attempt or do i leave it to the pros..

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SHOCK ABSORBER AND SPRING ASSEMBLY

Removal and Installation

CAUTION: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect the performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. A new part with the same part number must be installed if installation is necessary. Do not use a new part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of correct retention of these parts.

1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

2. Remove and discard the 4 shock absorber upper mount-to-frame nuts.
- To install, tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft).

CAUTION: Do not hammer the ball stud to separate it from the wheel knuckle. Doing so can cause damage. Lightly tap the wheel knuckle to loosen the joint.

3. Remove and discard the lower ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut.
-To install, tighten to 150 Nm (111 lb-ft).

4. Separate the lower ball joint from the wheel knuckle.

CAUTION: Use the hex holding feature to prevent the ball studs (upper control arm, lower control arm and tie rod end, and stabilizer bar links) from turning while removing and installing the nuts.

5. Remove and discard the tie-rod-to-wheel knuckle nut.
-To install, tighten to 150 Nm (111 lb-ft).

6. Separate the tie-rod from the wheel knuckle.

7. Remove and discard the shock absorber-to-lower arm bolt.
- To install, tighten to 475 Nm (351 lb-ft).

8. Remove the shock absorber and spring assembly from the vehicle.

NOTE: Do not tighten the nuts until the installation procedure is complete and the weight of the vehicle is resting on the wheel and tire assemblies.

9. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

NOTE: Always install new:
- Shock absorber upper mount-to-frame nuts.
- Lower ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nuts.
- Tie-rod-to-wheel knuckle nuts.
- Shock absorber-to-lower arm bolts.



SHOCK ABSORBER AND SPRING ASSEMBLY
DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY

1. Remove the shock absorber and spring assembly.

2. Using a suitable spring compressor, compress the spring until the tension is released from the shock absorber.

3. While holding the shock absorber rod, remove and discard the nut.
- To install, tighten to 30 Nm (22 lb-ft).

4. Remove the insulator.

5. Remove the dust tube.

6. Remove the coil spring from the shock absorber.

7. To assemble, reverse the disassembly procedure.
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Haven't done it yet..
Need a spring compressor..

Ford wants 1 hour to do both sides..
Thinking it's gunna take me longer then that to do..

Still debating

Might be a good to be a sticky for someone in the future..
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Only 1 hour labor???

I'd have them do it.

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Only 1 hour labor???

I'd have them do it.
I was thinking the same.. so basically $100bucks..
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