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I noticed a spot forming under my Explorer and have traced it to what looks like a mini-shock absorber between the frame and the rear differential, which I assume provides some sort of 'damper' function.



What is the risk of delaying this repair ?



Can this be repaired or does it need to be replaced ? Is this a DIY-er type of job or best left to the pro's ?



Is 41K miles, with no off-road-ing, a reasonable service life for this part ?



Thanks.





PS - Where could I find a service manual online ?
 
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Get rid of it. Many others have and have not had a problem. They never put them on the sports and they've never had any trouble.
 

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It's a DIY job. I've never seen an online service manual. My Haynes manual barely even mentions it but you can get a cdrom manual on Ebay.
 
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man i changed mine its the biggest waste of money and ford said it doesn't even exesist untill i slapped them with the shock it self. then i spen 60 on it and its a simple process, two bults, one for the top one for the bottom, hardest part is taking the tire off...
 

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