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  1. OntarioVanMan
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    Anyone replace shocks/struts in their transit yet? I need to and the price I was quoted blew me away

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    I have to ask ...
    Did you try draining the Water out of the Old ones first ...

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    What water, I don't know anything about water! That's my story and I'm sticking to it

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    Can you guess how you get to the front struts?

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    Remove headlights ?
     
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    It should be so simple
    I like my truck but it is not user friendly.

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    Any idea on engine cost / install yet?


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    $11,000 +/- and installed. We have been rolling since Friday

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    Pull the engine?:)
     
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    Had you not done the mini-sub thing would you still be due for shocks and struts?
     
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    Ok, no! But if Ford is correct struts for front have 7 hour labor cost, because............you have to remove the dash because they are bolted up behind the dash.

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    Oh yeah, they are needed all around. 280000 miles now. Rear more than front. Will probably do rear only for now which are not difficult.

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    Unbelievable! Have you double checked with other Ford dealers? I imagine after pulling and replacing the dash it will rattle and squeak.
     
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    WOM, my dealer gave me a service department DVD disk. When I get home I'll look up the front strut replacement. Can't believe the dash would need to come out! Remember before the Transit's were released people were saying the headlight bulbs weren't replaceable, they were saying that you had to buy the complete headlight assembly. Turns out it's just 2 easy screws right on top of the headlight assembly for bulb replacement. The struts themselves are reasonably priced.
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    As previously mentioned, I was gifted with incredible good looks but not much automotive knowledge. So just a parrot repeating what I was told. Look forward to what you find.


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    Just hold off on getting it done yet. I'll be home Tuesday and not going back in service until Monday. If it doesn't require dash removal we could probably do it at my house. Might cost you parts plus dinner!


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    Well I just visited my favorite dealer and had a nice chat with the service manager. Dash does not need to be removed. Certain lower dash parts need to be removed. Stuff like the lower panels on the floor, drink holder, fuse box cover on the drivers side. On the passenger side, the strut is accessible by removing the glove box door and inner glove box. And Ford flat rate is 5.8 hours. Warranty flat rate is 3.6 hours. And the original Ford strut is actually cheaper retail price then the aftermarket strut. $109 retail and just over $90 with my discount. They agreed to a lower $90 shop rate for the 5.8 hours for you and will install aftermarket struts for no extra charge if that's what you prefer. They will do mine, when needed for $90 for the 3.8 hour flat rate. When mine wear out, I'll probably just try and do them myself in my driveway. Rear shocks are easy.

    Plus they printed out that section of the service manual for me. I could email scan copies if you needed them.


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    Hang on to info and let's see where our travels take us this trip out. Every Transit owner should take note since, even with your discovery, Front Struts are a major expense. Another thoughtful design by the Transit engineering group

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    Makes you wonder how that great design decision was made

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