Since the first model rolled off the line in 1990, the Ford Explorer has stood for a comfort while retaining the ruggedness of its predecessor, the Bronco. For this, you can thank the suspension system. Ford Explorer suspension uses both front and rear springs to suspend the vehicle's weight; its particular suspension is a multi-link system that includes shocks, struts, and sway bars.
The Ford Explorer Strut combines the function of a shock absorber and a lateral (side-to-side) stabilizer, eliminating the need for the upper suspension arm. As you might imagine, this strut is operating under very stressful conditions.
When it comes to the Ford Explorer Strut, you will find two very similar, yet slightly different types: the MacPherson strut, which is used on front wheels, and the Chapman strut, which is used in the back. The MacPherson strut replaces the upper control arms. It is a more complex assembly, as it functions as both as a pivot - known as a kingpin - and a suspension mounting for the front wheels. Since these are consistently supporting a heavy load that is subject to pitch, yaw and roll, it will eventually wear out and break. You should inspect these about every 25,000 miles or so, and when the odometer hits 100,000, go shopping for new Ford Explorer Strut. Note the prices on other websites, then come see us. We will meet or beat any competitor's prices and pay for your shipping as well. People who love cars have long considered us their Number One Source.Find out for yourself why - browse our catalog today and check out our bargains on Ford parts and accessories.