Ford Probe FAQ
Rear Strut Disassembly


The following illustration is an exploded view of the strut.

1Shock Absorber Nut
2Strut Mounting Block
3Upper Rubber Spring Seat
4Dust Boot
5Bump Stopper
6Coil Spring
7Lower Rubber Spring Seat
8Shock Absorber
Tool Required:

  • MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor, D85P-7178-A

  1. Remove the rear strut from the vehicle.
  2. Secure the strut in MacPherson Strut Spring Compressor D85P-7178-A or equivalent.

  3. Compress the coil spring and remove the shock absorber nut from the strut.
  4. Remove the shock absorber.


CAUTION: Verify that the lower coil of the spring is seated on the step of the lower seat.

  1. Position the shock absorber in the compressed coil spring.

  2. Install the shock absorber nut. Tighten the shock absorber nut to 89-117 N-m (66-87 lb-ft).
  3. Release the spring compressor and remove the strut.
  4. Install the strut in the vehicle.

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