Removal & Installation
When removing the rear springs, do not use a twin-post type hoist. The swing arch tendency of the rear axle assembly when certain fasteners are removed may cause it to slip from the hoist which may cause personal injury.
- Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Use a frame contact hoist if possible and support the rear control arms with jack stands. If it becomes necessary to lift the vehicle with a twin-post hoist, lift the body and support the control arms with jack stands.
- Remove the wheel.
- Remove the right and the left shock absorber bolts.
Lower the rear axle and remove the springs and the top insulator.
Prior to installing the springs, it will be necessary to install the upper insulators to the body and adhesive to keep them in position while raising the axle assembly and the springs.
- Install the upper insulator and seat the lower bumper.
- Install the springs and raise the axle.
Install the shock absorbers.
NOTEIt will be necessary to bring the axle assembly to trim height prior to tightening the shock absorber attachment bolts.
- Install the wheel.
- Remove the jack stands and lower the vehicle.