How to Replace Front Struts 11-12 Ford Explorer

How to Replace Front Struts 11-12 Ford Explorer

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1A Auto shows you how to repair, install , fix, change or replace your front struts with their loaded struts. This video is applicable to the 11, 12 Ford Explorer

🔧 List of tools used:
• 21mm wrench
• 15mm Socket
• 19mm Socket
• 24mm Socket
• Ratchet
• Socket Extensions
• Torque Wrench
• Rust Penetrant
• Floor Jack
• Hammer
• Jack Stands

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Kevin11 Mendez11 says:

What could be a good lift kit for explorer 2011? I just want to be 2 or 3 inches more

Oylin 8co says:

I just try to install my strut assembly from 1Aauto, and I have a problem with the sway bar bracket hole, the sway bar bracket hole did not align with the sway bar ,the bracket hole is a little bit low,I try to force it but it’s too much tension to my sway bar rod,I will return this product

JZ Ramos says:

I have a 2013 Explorer, not sure exactly what is wrong, so when I turning the wheels, i hear a clunk noise on the passenger side in the front wheel. I am thinking it might be the suspension strut assembly, I can only hear it when i turn it.. nothing is wrong when driving and no noise, it drives fine though.

Peralta L says:

I bought a set of TQR struts and Shocks for some reason the struts feel too soft and my Ford Explorer bounces up and down too much. Next time I’ll go with Monroe struts sorry TQR

roque Batista says:

Breaker bar 1/2 ?

Frank K says:

Is the 2013 explorer removal & installation any different?

Jose Hernandez says:

good day a consultation buy my shock absorbers but the stabilizer bar does not fit in the hole is like 3/4 up I will have to adjust the shock oh the piza is not correct for my car

Jose Hernandez says:

Hola me sirvió mucho este video podrías hacer uno de el cambio de los amortiguadores de atrás

kevin stettner says:

41 ft. Lbs. Strut tower bolts

180 ft. Lbs. Steering knuckle to strut bolts

111 ft. Lbs. Sway bar link

100 ft. Lbs. Lug nuts

Ryan says:

Dang, you made that look easy. Might try this myself. Wish I had a lift though.

Omar Olivas says:

Would this process be applicable on a 2014 explorer?

Denise Roach says:

What happens i if you don't torch to the correct foot pounds?

Denise Roach says:

What happens if you don't tighten the top nuts to 41 foot pounds?

J G says:

Whatever Andy’s getting paid double it.

Zoot Suit says:

Do you have to buy both sides or one is good?

Walid Bast REALTOR says:

1A auto puts out the best “how to” videos.

Frankie says:

Do yoi have a video for the rear ones or is it the same process as the video on your Escape video? Thanks

Kevin Lainez says:

You gotta use never cease

Brigham Briggs says:

Excellent video! I used this video to replace struts on '12 Explorer XLT – the video outlined all the steps and it was a pretty easy job. Two of the nuts were very difficult to remove so in addition to penetrating oil I recommend a wire brush to remove as much rust, corrosion and debris from the bolts and stud as possible – mine only rotated freely at the very end, and for one I had to use pliers to grip the back side of the stud because I ran out of room on the stud and my 10mm socket wouldn't fit on the end any more. Otherwise the job went just like the video description. Thanks 1A!


Do you need an alignment after changing the struts ?

Brett Wood says:

How did you fit torque wrench and socket on the upper bolts near firewall? I can't get in there without removing wipers/cowl(?) etc

Travis Cross Acoustic says:

I used this video to install this assembly. If you are doing this with a jack and jack stands, be aware that you may have to turn the wheel to one extreme or the other in order to get the knuckle back on. That was the hardest thing to figure out. Otherwise, excellent video. Also, be sure you have a mid-depth socket for the strut mount bolts.

Kristopher Garcia says:

Would they fit a 2013 Ford Explorer Xlt?

Ernesto Gonzales says:

Is there a warranty on these parts? How long are they made to last?

Ismael Bautista says:

are compatible with a 2011 Ford Explorer base 4WD?

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