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Old 01-05-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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rear shocks 00 se

I just bought monroe sensa-track shocks for the rear of the focus. Problem is there is no instructions how to put the bump stops and steel washers on.

I tried searching but nothing was available, and monroe's tech support was closed for the weekend.

Napa shocks have the similar thing seen here:


I would like to know what is the proper way to put these on the shock and make sure it is correct. I need to know what order they should go in and if anything is below the mount/hole for the strut in the trunk, besides the nut.

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I think it goes: (this is the only way I can think it goes so the thing is stopped from bouncing up and down. But just want to make sure.

( ) nut
----- sheetmetal of car
/---\ steel washer (note orientation)
=== rubber bushing
=== rubber bushing
\---/ steel washer (note orientation)
| shock
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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PRO TIP: Don't by monroe products. You're stock struts lasted you this long. Why not replace them with OEM. At least go with the KYB's that are 30% stiffer to compensate for suspension wear.
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I've had good luck with Monroe struts, they are a good stock replacement. They'll be a lot better than your worn out struts.
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Cost being the main thing, my focus is my daily driver, so I want comfort. The stock ones had 135k on them so it was time for them to be replaced.

Still looking for an answer to the main question though.
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I think you've got it right. The OE shocks look different from what you have. I used SVT shocks and they had a plastic cap over the top of the shock, so I don't know for sure. They did have just a nut and washer on the inside of the car, everything else was on the outside of the sheet metal. There was also a large rubber bump cushion below the plastic cap.

Maybe in this case, Wickedgrey is right about the Monroe shocks.

Can't you reuse some of the hardware from the original shocks?
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I bought KYB's for my focus...all i can say is Excellent! You do reuse the shock boot and bump stop with the kyb's...they supply new nuts and washers etc.. very easy to install.. tip: do the top first then put the bolt in the bottom.
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I don't believe thats correct alignment of parts.

I believe it goes this way; starting at the top of the shock mounting shaft; first a washer (cupped side facing up), followed by a bushing. Then you stick the top of the shock thru the top mounting hole on the car, then add a bushing and the other washer (cupped side facing down) followed by the top nut.

The stock shock should be installed the exact same way. Look at the parts and how they stack as you remove it.
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I don't believe thats correct alignment of parts.

I believe it goes this way; starting at the top of the shock mounting shaft; first a washer (cupped side facing up), followed by a bushing. Then you stick the top of the shock thru the top mounting hole on the car, then add a bushing and the other washer (cupped side facing down) followed by the top nut.

The stock shock should be installed the exact same way. Look at the parts and how they stack as you remove it.
so like this:
( ) nut
/---\ steel washer (note orientation)
=== rubber bushing
----- sheetmetal of car
=== rubber bushing
\---/ steel washer (note orientation)
| shock
|
|


The stock parts could not be reused (the stock steel washers have a smaller id hole when compared to the monroe's). So the stock hardware can't be reused.
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The stock parts could not be reused (the stock steel washers have a smaller id hole when compared to the monroe's). So the stock hardware can't be reused.
Drill them out. A Uni-bit is good for that.
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I'm not advocating using the stock parts again. The mounting technique and order in which the parts are used should, however, be identical. The revised sketch appears correct.
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