Ford produced 2000 F-250 SuperDuty trucks using three body styles; Regular Cab, Crew Cab, and Extended Cab. Ford used a 5.4-liter electronic fuel injected V-8 engine — which produced 260 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque — in the base-model 2000 Ford F-250 SuperDuty. A coil-spring front suspension with Shock absorbers was used on the base 2000, F-250 two-wheel-drive models.
Before you begin remember always replace shocks in pairs, front or rear.
Items you will need
- Socket set
- 2-ton floor jack
- 2 jack stands
- Foot-pounds torque wrench
- Wheel nut socket
Open the hood. Remove the upper shock retaining nuts from both shocks, using a ratchet and socket. Remove the upper insulators from the shocks, using a flat-head screwdriver if needed. Loosen the front wheel lug nuts, using a tire iron. Raise the front of the truck with a 2-ton jack.
Place jack stands inward from the lower control arms, beneath the front frame rails. Do not place stands beneath the control arms. Lower the F-250 on the jack stands. Remove the lug nuts completely, then remove both front wheels.
Raise the jack under the lower control arm to support it. Remove the Lower Shock Nut, then remove the shock from the truck. Install the new shock and tighten the nut snug. Raise the lower control arm, if necessary, while guiding the shock through the shock tower mounting hole.
Install the shock insulator on the upper end of the shock, then install the retainer nut. Tighten the upper retainer nut between 34 and 46 foot-pounds, using a foot-pounds torque wrench and a socket. Tighten the lower shock nut between 19 and 25 foot-pounds of torque.
Repeat steps 2 through 4 to complete the shock replacement on the second side of the F-250. Install the front wheels, and tighten the lug nuts snug. Raise the F-250 off of the jack stands, then remove the stands from beneath the truck. Lower the truck to the ground and tighten the wheel nuts to 150 foot-pounds, with the torque wrench and a wheel nut socket.
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