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Ford Fusion: Front Suspension / Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation

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

Removal

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. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the brake hose bracket bolt.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the upper stabilizer bar link nut and position the stabilizer bar link and the wire harness bracket aside.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Unclip the 3 wire retainers.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: The front suspension height sensor must be disconnected from the lower control arm prior to servicing suspension components or damage to the suspension height sensor and/or the vehicle dynamic suspension system may occur. The sensor will need to be recalibrated after reassembly.

    Remove the height sensor arm bracket bolt and position the height sensor arm bracket aside.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the 2 front strut and spring assembly-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove the cowl panel grille.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel Grille (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove and discard the 3 front strut and spring assembly and remove the front strut and spring assembly.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. Install the front strut and spring assembly and install the 3 new front strut and spring assembly nuts.
    Torque: 26 lb.ft (35 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the cowl panel grille.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel Grille (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).
  1. Install the 2 new front strut and spring assembly-to-wheel knuckle bolts and nuts.
    Torque: 173 lb.ft (235 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Position the front height sensor arm brack and install the front height sensor arm bracket bolt.
    Torque: 177 lb.in (20 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Clip the 3 wire retainers.
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Position the wire harness bracket and stabilizer bar link and install the new upper stabilizer bar link nut.
    Torque: 85 lb.ft (115 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the brake hose bracket bolt.
    Torque: 159 lb.in (18 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Front Strut and Spring Assembly. Removal and Installation
  1. Install the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. Check and if necessary adjust front camber.
    Refer to: Front Camber Adjustment (204-00 Suspension System - General Information, General Procedures).
  1. Calibrate the suspension system. Connect the scan tool and carry out the Ride Height Calibration routine. Follow the scan tool directions.

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