Shock Help


AHamilton

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Location
Atlanta
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Size
3.0 V-6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Tire Size
225-70R-15
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If it doesn't fit, force it...if it breaks, it needed replacement anyway.
1998 Ranger 3.0 - I'm replacing the front shocks and have a problem with the length of the threads on the replacements. I took off Motorcraft F-87A-18045-DH's with 1½" threads and the replacements have only 1". This isn't enough to compress two biscuits and washers enough to install the retainer nut. Anyone else encounter this?
 


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Mike Tonon

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No, I am about to change out my front shocks, though. I bought OEM from a Ford parts website. Hopefully they will have the longer stem. I’m not sure mine were.. that bad, but my tires are cupping on the inner edge and everything else looks good, so. I get the feeling I won’t notice much difference in how it rides, but my tires might not do that anymore, not significantly, I hope. (12 years old/80,000 miles)

For your situation, can you try jacking up under the A-arm enough to push it close enough to reach it? Maybe also get a big person to sit on the front driver side, like on the radiator support??
 


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