Aspen 2007, Durango 2005-2007

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the axle with a suitable holding fixture.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower shock bolt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the bell crank bolt from the rear axle.
  8.  
  9. Lower the jack to remove the spring and isolator from the vehicle.
  10.  

To install:

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Fig. 2004-05 rear coil spring removal


NOTE
All torques should be made with the full vehicle weight on the ground being supported by the tires.

  1. Position spring to the vehicle on top of the isolator.
  2.  
  3. Align the springs to the spring pockets.
  4.  
  5. Raise the rear axle into place.
  6.  
  7. Install the bell crank bolt to the rear axle. Tighten to 185 ft. lbs. (251 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the lower shock bolts to the rear axle. Tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Remove the holding fixture for the rear axle.
  12.  

  1. Raise and support the rear axle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the frame side.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper control arm from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Details of rear axle upper control arms

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the frame.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the axle.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle to the ground and then tighten the bolts to 115 ft. lbs. (156 Nm).
  8.  

  1. Raise and support the rear axle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the frame side.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper control arm from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Details of rear axle upper control arms

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the upper control arm to the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the frame.
  4.  
  5. Install the upper control arm bolt and flag nut at the axle.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle to the ground and then tighten the bolts to 115 ft. lbs. (156 Nm).
  8.  

 
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