Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
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Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly

Part No. 171504 Warranty Details  

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The revolutionary Monroe® Quick-Strut® unit is the first complete, ready-to-install replacement strut assembly available! Monroe® Quick-Strut® units include all the components required for strut replacement in a single, fully-assembled unit. They feature pre-assembled replacement bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, upper spring seat, coil spring, boot kit, and a premium strut. This breakthrough design saves on installation time by eliminating having to disassemble components and compress the coil spring prior to installation. Each Quick-Strut® assembly features application-engineered valving to optimize each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics. Available for popular passenger car, light truck and SUV applications.

Product Features:
  • Pre-Assembled Upper Strut Mount: OE-style bearings, SAE-grade nuts and bolts, Superior rubber-to-steel bonding, Plated steel for longer wear, All components manufactured to meet or exceed OE performance
  • Bearing Plate: The new bearing plate helps ensure consistent, precise steering return by eliminating “memory steer.” Helps eliminate steering noises commonly associated with worn or corroded bearings. Also improves overall steering smoothness (if equipped
  • Upper Spring Seat: Each new spring seat is engineered to complement the ride control characteristic of the corresponding premium Monroe® strut and upper strut mount. The upper spring seat provides consistent performance without transmitting noise or vibra
  • Coil Spring: Manufactured from high-quality U.S. steel, each coil spring is precisely calibrated to support the vehicle’s weight and help ensure correct ride height. Each spring is painted or powder-coated for excellent rust resistance
  • Boot Kit: The durable strut boot protects the strut rod and seal from dirt and debris. The premium bumper prevents component damage when the suspension bottoms out
  • Spring Isolators: Prevents metal to metal contact and helps eliminate noise between the spring and spring seat
  • Premium Strut: Premium strut technology based on application. Each strut features application-engineered valving to complement each vehicle's unique ride and handling characteristics
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Body Length:13.480 in
Body Type:B4
Compressed Length:13.980 in
Dust Shield:No
Extended Length:20.280 in
Travel Length:6.300 in

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MonroeQuick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (3)
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    • Casual driver (3)
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    • Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Monroe Quick-Strut Assembly

By 

from St. Petersburg, Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

      Simple, economical and easy to install. It doesn't get better than this!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Monroe Quick-Strut

      By 

      from Fairfax, VA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Improved ride

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

          Only removed sway bar link, pinch bolt and three nuts in engine compartment. Did not have to remove tie rod. Passenger side is tighter on 2002 Focus. Used WD-40 on rusted nuts and bolts. Once pinch bolt and sway bar link were loose, I used hammer to detach lower strut and pry bar to swing out of the way. Driver side was easier and did not require pry bar.

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          5.0

          I was shocked at the easy installation.

          By 

          from Mooresville, NC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • None currently

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            Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

            A very straightforward installation. I purchased one intent on installing it to see how hard it was so I could do both sides, and ended up installing the other one the same night. It took about 45 min utes for each side, with the hardest part being reattaching the swaybar linkage.

            The kit was in good condition when I opened it, and all of the appropriate hardware was included.

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            5.0

            quick n ez

            By 

            from pendleton ny

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            3 or more reviews submitted

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

              ez install should allways replace both sides allso good time to replace sway bar links

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              replacd struts on a focus

              By 

              from Lou. ,ky

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Went on very easy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

                  quick install

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent OE replacement

                  By 

                  from NW Indiana

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                  Pros

                  • Easy installation
                  • Excellent value

                  Cons

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                      Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

                      With 135,000 miles, my '03 Focus was due for strut replacement. The Haynes manual indicated a "complete replacement" would be pretty straight-forward. Replaced both fronts in under 1-1/2 hours. Simple unbolt and reattach. Use penetrating oil where the strut slips into the control arm for easy separation. Recommend you replace the stabilizer/sway bar links at the same time. New car ride restored!

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                      • No

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Quick Struts for Ford Focus

                      By 

                      from Boone, NC

                      Pros

                      • Improves Handling

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Driving

                        Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

                        These didn't last even 30k miles! Why spend the time and effort to install if they won't last. I'm very disappointed! I bought mine in April of 2009 and now its January of 2010.

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                        • Casual Driver

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Ford Focus Quick Strut

                        By 

                        from Pittsburgh

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                        3 or more reviews submitted

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Driving
                          • Replacement

                          Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

                          This was a complete unit. No messing with springs or Strut bearing. I had the old Strut out and it had a broken spring. I was able to install the new unit in 15 minutes. It was cheaper than buying new springs and a bearing plate to put on the old strut.

                          • Car & Truck:
                          • Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Suspension Problem Solver

                          By 

                          from Dearborn, MI

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                          3 or more reviews submitted

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Ride
                          • Improves Handling
                          • Solves Chassis Noise

                          Cons

                          • Not too easy to install

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Driving
                          • Replacement
                          • Restoration

                          Comments about Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly:

                          Most difficult task was removing and inserting strut into steering/suspension knuckle. Otherwise, the task was straight forward.

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                          • Casual Driver

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                          • Q:

                            Are the right and left sides different?
                            Asked on 7/8/2012 by Mark

                            1 answer

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                              A:

                              Yes, they are different for left and right side. This Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly(Part No. 171504) is for front right side. To know the exact fit application, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle and we would be better able to assist you.

                              Answered on 7/9/2012 by Steve from AAP
                          • Q:

                            What is the difference between part numbers 171504 and 181504?
                            Asked on 4/27/2012 by Anonymous

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                              A:

                              The Monroe part# 171504 is a Quick-Strut Assembly and the Monroe part# 181504 is a Econo-Matic Strut Assembly. The specifications of Monroe Quick-Strut Complete Strut Assembly with part# 171504 are Body Length: 13.5 in, Compressed Length: 14 in, Dust Shield: Yes, Extended Length: 20.375 in, Travel Length: 6.375 in. and the specifications of the Monroe Econo-Matic Complete Strut Assembly with part# 181504 Body Length: 14.75 in, Compressed Length: 15.125 in, Dust Shield: No, Extended Length: 21.375 in, Travel Length: 6.25 in.

                              Answered on 4/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Does this assembly include the strut mount?
                            Asked on 4/21/2011 by JA from STT

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                              A:

                              No, it does not include the strut mount.

                              Answered on 4/26/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Does this assembly also include the shock absorber?
                            Asked on 3/27/2011 by 22kane from Huber Heights, OH

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                              A:

                              No, it does not include the shock absorber.

                              Answered on 3/28/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                          • Q:

                            Will I need to use a spring compressor? If so does Adv Auto have a spring for loan/rent?
                            Asked on 12/29/2010 by RayS from Woodbridge,Va.

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                              A:

                              You may need a spring compressor for removal of the old shock/strut and spring depending on your vehicle but not for installation. We do offer the loaner tool at our stores.

                              Answered on 12/30/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
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