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Posted: 9/29/2005 3:46:33 PM EDT
So, I guess I need new shocks after 165,000 miles. I ordered some Rancho RS5000s for front and back on my truck, an it dawned on me that I have no freaking clue how to install them. Is it easy, or do I need to march them down to the mechanic shop and have them installed once they arrive?

I do have basic tools, a jack and stands, and the ability to employ all those devices effectively if I know what I'm trying to accomplish.

Can anyone offer some intructions on how to do the replacement job?

The vehicle is a 99 F150 4WD V6 5sp if it makes any diff.

Any help is appreciated.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:59:06 PM EDT
Look for a Haynes or Chiltons manual for your truck. Before you start unbolting stuff, let it soak in PB BLASTER. And let it soak overnight if possible. Follow the directions in the book and you should be fine. Also, use 6-point sockets...not 12-point. Reduces chances of rounding anything off.

There's a "cars and bikes" forum that might be a better place for this, if you dont get much help in here.



Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:04:26 PM EDT
search some f150 forums. Most truck/suv/car forums have how to threads.

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