Ford Probe FAQ
Front Strut Removal/Installation

Removal

The following illustration indicates the position of the strut assembly and its related components.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the front wheels.
  3. If equipped with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), remove the wheel speed sensor routing bracket.

  4. Remove the brake line U-clip from the strut housing.

  5. Remove the two steering knuckle-to-strut mounting bolts.

  6. Remove the four upper strut attaching nuts.

  7. Remove the strut assembly.

Installation

  1. Position the strut assembly into the wheel housing with the direction indicator facing the rear outboard position.

  2. Install the four upper strut attaching nuts. Tighten the upper strut attaching nuts to the 46-63 N-m (34-46 lb-ft).
  3. Install the two steering knuckle-to-strut mounting bolts. Tighten the steering knuckle-to-strut mounting bolts to 93-117 N-m (68-86 lb-ft).
  4. Install the brake line U-clip.
  5. If equipped with ABS, install the wheel speed sensor routing bracket.
  6. Install the front wheels. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 88-118 N-m (65-87 lb-ft).
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8. Check the front wheel alignment.
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