Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Lower Control Arm Strut

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Strut rod outer bushing, retainer, nut and pin



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Fig. Fig. 2: Strut rod inner sleeve, bushing and retainer

  1. Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
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  3. Using a small drift and hammer, drive out the spring pin from the front end of the strut.
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  5. Remove the nut, retainer and bushing.
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  7. Remove the rear mounting bolts along with the jounce bumper and bracket.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the mounting bracket bolts to 85 ft. lbs. for 1972-76 models; 95 ft. lbs. for 1977-88 models. Torque the retainer nut to 50 ft. lbs.
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