AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Leaf Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the leaf spring rear suspension1975-76 models except Matador



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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear suspension components1977-82 models except Matador and Eagle



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the rear spring rear suspension assemblyEagle models

  1. Raise the car. Support the rear axle with jacks or a lift to take the load off the rear springs.
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  3. Disconnect the rear shock from the lower mounting stud.
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  5. Disconnect the axle U-bolts.
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  7. Remove the nut from the bolt which attaches the eye of the spring to the front mount. Remove the bolt.
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  9. On all except Pacer, remove the nuts from the rear shackle. Remove the shackle.
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  11. On the Pacer, remove the nuts from the rear hanger bracket on the frame sill and remove the spring. Remove the shackle after the spring is removed.
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  13. Installation is the reverse.
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