Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, 1999-2005

Leaf Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise vehicle at body rails.
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  3. Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
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  5. Support axle with hydraulic jack to relieve axle weight.
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  7. Disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the spring bracket stud.
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  9. Remove nuts, U-bolts and spring bracket from axle.
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  11. Remove nut and bolt attaching spring front eye to shackle.
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  13. Remove nut and bolt from spring rear eye.
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  15. Remove spring from vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Position the spring front eye in the bracket. Loosely install the attaching bolt and nut. Do not tighten at this time.
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  3. Position the rear eye in the shackle bracket. Loosely install the attaching bolt and nut. Do not tighten at this time.
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  5. Position the axle. Install the spring bracket, U-bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
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  7. Connect the stabilizer bar link to the spring bracket.
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  9. Remove the hydraulic jack.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Tighten the spring front eye attaching bolts to 115 ft. lbs. (156 Nm)
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  15. Tighten the spring rear eye attaching bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
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  17. Tighten the stabilizer bar link to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
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