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Ford Fusion: Front Suspension / Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Front Suspension / Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Spring Compressor
Vise

DISASSEMBLY

NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts that affect the performance of vital components and systems. Failure of these fasteners may result in major service expense. Use the same or equivalent parts if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Tighten fasteners as specified.

  1. NOTE: Typical strut and spring assembly shown.

    Compress the coil spring enough to relieve the tension on the strut assembly.
    Use the General Equipment: Spring Compressor
    Use the General Equipment: Vise
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly
  1. NOTE: Note the position of the components before removal.

    NOTE: Do not use an impact wrench on the strut rod nut.

    Remove and discard the strut rod nut.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly

ASSEMBLY

  1. To assemble, reverse the disassembly procedure.
    • Make sure that the lower spring seat is properly installed.
    • Allign the spring in the lower spring seat.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly
  1. NOTE: Make sure the strut bearing tabs are aligned before compressing the spring.

    Align the strut bearing tabs.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly
  1. NOTE: Typical strut and spring assembly shown.

    Install the new strut rod nut.
    Use the General Equipment: Spring Compressor
    Use the General Equipment: Vise
    Torque: 41 lb.ft (55 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Disassembly and Assembly

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