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This is a video on the DIY on how to remove and install new struts on you ford edge. Model shown is the 2011 Ford Edge LImited FWD with about 130K miles on it at the time. The strut bearing mounts are motorcraft and the struts are KYB excel G struts, which are a firmer strut when compared the Monroes.

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Great video BTW, thanks.

 

Anyone know the torque specs for the lower strut bolts? I'm guessing 100ft-lbs....

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The big issues I encountered with installing my KYB struts:

 

monroe mounting kit #907948 was a duplicate part not needed with motorcraft AD-1071. I thought they were the bottom mounts, but they are the top. I had to used the old bottoms, luckily they were in OK shape...

 

The Moog K90461 suspension mount with bellow kit I ordered was not OEM, but neither are the KYB struts. Sort of had to guess how they went together, hopefully I got it right.

 

Tightening the top strut rod bolt was also iffy. Instructions say not to use an impact, and while in my spring clamp with the bellow on I didn't want to try that with the old rag and vice grip/impact trick. What I did was use a 22mm deep socket (1/2" drive) with a 10mm socket and extension through it. I used vice grips on the socket and twisted the strut rod to tighten the bolt. However, I could only go so deep before the 10mm socket shoulder contacted the back of the 22mm socket. Not THAT tight, but hopefully OK. Theoretically need a special tool for this part.

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You will know if you did not get it down tight enough on the top strut nut as it will start making a thumping sound while driving. The guy helping with the strut assembly has more experience than I will ever have so the impact was used. Right or wrong it worked well with a deep well socket.

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166 lb ft

 

Great video BTW, thanks.

 

Anyone know the torque specs for the lower strut bolts? I'm guessing 100ft-lbs....

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