i changed the front struts but used the old coils on my 2003 Ford Explorer XLS now the front end sits lower

Joseph Aguon

Asked by Feb 01, 2016 at 11:38 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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We're the struts the same length as what you took out? If the stoke is shorter on the strut then the ride height will be lower as well. Always match replacement parts with the ones you are removing, you never know they could be mislabeled.

Joseph Aguon

Thanks for the response. Yes the struts were the same length.


Check the location of the lower spring perch compared to the ones you took out. If they are in the same position then something is missing. Pic is a general view

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