Caravan, Town & Country 2006-2007

Leaf Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Support the vehicle at the frame rail with jackstands.
  6.  
  7. Support the axle with a floor jack.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Axle plate from the axle and spring
     

  10.  
  11. Slowly lower the axle so that the leaf spring hangs free.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front spring mount
     
    Rear spring shackle plate
     
    Leaf spring
     

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Leaf spring
     
    Rear spring shackle plate. Torque the nuts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Axle plate. Torque the bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm) on AWD models or 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) on FWD models.
     
    Front spring mount. Torque the through bolt to 115 ft. lbs. (156 Nm) and the mount bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Axle halfshaft, if equipped
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the axle halfshaft, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Support the vehicle at the frame rail with jackstands.
  6.  
  7. Support the axle with a floor jack.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber
     
    Axle plate from the axle and spring
     

  10.  
  11. Slowly lower the axle so that the leaf spring hangs free.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front spring mount
     
    Rear spring shackle plate
     
    Leaf spring
     

  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Leaf spring
     
    Rear spring shackle plate. Torque the nuts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Axle plate. Torque the bolts to 75 ft. lbs. (101 Nm) on AWD models or 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) on FWD models.
     
    Front spring mount. Torque the through bolt to 115 ft. lbs. (156 Nm) and the mount bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    Shock absorber
     
    Axle halfshaft, if equipped
     

  2.  

 
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