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I will be replacing front struts in next couple of days on 2008 Taurus X. I bought the strut, coil, mount assembly all put together.

I would appreciate some suggestions on most efficient way to remove old ones.

Thank you.
 

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Assuming the strut assembly includes the spring ....
Loosen wheel
Lift vehicle safely so tire is off the ground for the strut you are replacing.
Remove wheel
Place a floor jack under the lower control arm and slightly raise the control arm.
Un-bolt the lower end at the spindle. Usually two large bolts and nuts
Un-bolt the top end from under hood area. Usually 3 nuts from studs on the strut upper mounting plate.
Lower jack holding lower control arm and remove strut assembly

Be careful in the removal of the strut assembly that the spindle and brake caliper does not stretch the flexible brake line.

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I will be replacing front struts in next couple of days on 2008 Taurus X. I bought the strut, coil, mount assembly all put together.

I would appreciate some suggestions on most efficient way to remove old ones.

Thank you.
Thanks do do much. Please pardon my ignorance. In your response you refer you directed me to "Un-bolt the lower end at the spindle." What do you mean by "spindle."
 

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The spindle (Sometimes called the knuckle) has the following parts attached to it.
The hub with the studs for mounting the wheel
Brake caliper
Brake rotor
Tie rod end
The half shaft from the transaxle runs through the center of the spindle.

After you remove the tire/wheel it will be right in front of you.

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