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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2007, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Nut came loose after suspension rebuild!!!!

Did a complete front suspension about 3k miles ago.

Went to fill the washer fluid and I noticed the big center nut on the strut was about 1/2 way off and the washer was loose!!!!

If I remember right it was the only nut that I didn't blue locktight or use a new nylon nut on the whole car.

I just blue locktited the nut and tightened it with a wrench holding the top of the strut with a small wrench. Measured the distance from end of strut to nut and it was the same 1.5 or so inches on both sides.

Really made me nervous so I checked every single nut I replaced.

I did swap out the stut / spring assembly on my own....

Any ideas or hopefully it should be good now...

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if you put blue locktite now you'll be fine. mine is blue loctite and double nut.

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Well it's supposed to be a locking nut, and you're supposed to use a new one that comes with the shock.

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Well it's supposed to be a locking nut, and you're supposed to use a new one that comes with the shock.
The new shocks do not come with nut, or at least the Motorcraft ones I bought a few years back didn't. I had the same issue with my car but it was not that the nut came loos but that the nut was not fully seated when the spring was installed.

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The motorcraft ones don't come with nuts, alot of the aftermarket shocks do.
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Yeah I bought Monroe Sensa-Tracs and they came with it.

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