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Old 03-26-2007
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Icon5 How Do I Remove My Front Shocks?

Hi All,
I know this sounds stupid to some if not all of you but I want to do it without damaging something.
I have a 2003 Edge 2WD 3.0 Auto if that matters. I bought 4 Monroe Reflex shocks. The rears are self explanatory, the fronts I have no idea. Where do I jack from? How do I remove the shock once unbolted? Do I need any special tools?

I really appreciate your help. It must be a ***** because 3 mechanics have blown me off completely.

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It is only 3 bolts on each shock. Two small ones underneath and the top nut. Nothing difficult and to get them out is kind of tricky, just keep wiggling it.
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Do I jack from that hook welded on to the front of the control arm or do I jack from the side of the trucks frame beneath doors?
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I would jack it up from the side not the hook.
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i changed my shocks on my 03 ranger and i never jacked it up any i jus crawled under it. but i do have a little more space between the tire and fender to get the top nut off
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i jacked it up from the side too. and i went in from the hood to get to the top nut. but im tall (6 ft) so that wasnt a problem. but yeah, the 2 lower bolts go through the lower a-arm if i member correctly. so.... yeah. its pretty self-explanatory once you find it.
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if you dont mind how much did those shocks run you? where? what are the part #'s
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Monroe Reflex at Advance Auto Parts on sale:

Part# 911177 $32.98 ea.

Part# 911014 $32.22 ea.

Forgot which one's are for the fronts.
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when i changed my shocks i left the truck on the ground... took me 45 minutes to do all 4
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What about tightening them back down, you don't want to compress both of those rubber bushings on top....
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TNT, C4, diesel fuel & fertilizer........
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Lifted has it right and a quote from the penguins of Madagascar "GO BOOM?"
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