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How Do You Replace the Struts for a 1996 Ford Escort?

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December 29, 2009 2:43PM

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Need a spring compressor to hold spring in place Disconnect lower end from wheel spindle Disconnect top from tower and lower strut

This is one of the easiest replacements I've ever done - especially if you purchase one of those coil spring/strut assemblies (Ready Strut?). The assembly eliminates the need to have a spring compressor - 3 bolts on top, 1 big one at the wheel spindle/knuckle.

You'll be 30 minutes or less per side.