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Ford Fusion: Rear Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Rear Suspension / Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Vehicle/Axle Stands

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.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Remove the wheel and tire.
    Refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04A Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).
  1. NOTICE: The rear 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 rear height sensor arm bracket bolt and position the rear height sensor arm bracket aside.
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect the rear height sensor electrical connector.
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. Unclip the 3 rear shock absorber wire harness retaining clips.
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. Support the rear suspension to ride height.
    Use the General Equipment: Vehicle/Axle Stands
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the rear shock absorber lower bolts.
    Torque: 35 lb.ft (48 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. Remove and discard the rear shock absorber upper bolts.
    Torque: 76 lb.ft (103 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    Remove the rear shock absorber rod nut cap.
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation
  1. NOTICE: Do not use power tools to remove the nut.

    NOTE: This step is only necessary when installing a new component.

    NOTE: Use the hex-holding feature to prevent the shock absorber rod from turning while removing or installing the shock absorber rod nut.

    Remove and discard the rear shock absorber rod nut.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
Ford Fusion. Rear Shock Absorber. Removal and Installation

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  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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