The front struts are very important on a large vehicle like the Ford Windstar, protecting the suspension and frame from hard bumps and shocks. The struts on the 2000 Windstar are connected to the steering knuckle and the stabilizer bar, and mounted within the wheel wells; as such, you will have to deal with these components as you remove and install the struts. You must replace the struts in pairs, and you will likely need another person’s help.
Things You’ll Need
Floor jack, Jack stands, Lug wrench, Wrench, Penetrating oil, Pinch bolt, Assistant