Removal & Installation
Remove only one shock at a time when both shocks are being replaced. Do not suspend the rear axle by the brake hoses. Damage to the brake hoses may result.
Remove the shock absorber-to-body bolts - upper.
NOTEWhen lifting the vehicle with a body hoist, it will be necessary to support the rear axle with adjustable jack stands.
- Raise the vehicle and support the rear axle assembly.
- Remove the lower shock absorber-to-axle bolt.
- Remove the shock absorber.
It will be necessary to bring the axle assembly to trim height prior to tightening the shock absorber attachment bolts.
- Insert the lower shock absorber-to-axle bolt through the shock absorber lower attachment bracket and into the axle.
Lower the vehicle enough to guide the upper shock stud on the body opening and loosely install the attaching bolts.
Tighten the lower shock absorber-to-axle bolt to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm).