Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Support the rear axle using a utility stand to slightly compress the coil spring and relieve the shock absorber tension.
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  7. If the vehicle is equipped with automatic level control, disconnect the air tube connector from the shock absorber.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber upper bolt and nut
     
    Shock absorber lower bolt and/or nut, as applicable
     
    Shock absorber from the brackets by compressing it slightly

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    Fig. Rear shock absorber mounting-AWD vehicle shown

     

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To install:

  1. Inspect the shock absorber, upper and lower mounting brackets and the frame mounting hole for cracks excessive wear and burrs.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Shock absorber bolts and nuts. Torque the nuts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm) for 2001-04 models; or to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) for 2005 models.
     
    Air tube connector to the shock absorber, if equipped with automatic level control
     

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  5. Remove the support from the rear axle.
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  7. Road test the vehicle.
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