Commander 2006-2007

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.

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    Fig. Strut installed in a spring compressor



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    Fig. Strut components. (1) nub hole, (2) upper nut, (3) strut plate, (4) jounce bumper, (5) upper isolator, (6) spring, (7) lower isolator, (8) strut, (9) bracket

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  3. Install the strut assembly in the Branick 7200® spring removal/installation tool or equivalent.
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  5. Compress the spring.
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  7. Remove the upper strut nut.
    NOTE
    The nub in the upper strut mount must be 180° from the centerline of the lower bracket on the strut for proper installation.

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  9. Remove the strut.
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  11. Remove the strut upper mounting plate.
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  13. Remove and inspect the upper and lower spring isolators.
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To install:

  1. Compress the spring.
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  3. Install the lower isolator.
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  5. Position the strut into the coil spring. Make sure the jounce bumper is on the strut rod.
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  7. Install the upper isolator.
    NOTE
    For proper orientation the nub hole in the upper strut plate must be 180° in a centerline from the bracket at the bottom of the strut.

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  9. Install the upper strut mounting plate.
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  11. Install the strut upper mounting nut. Tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  13. Decompress the spring.
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  15. Remove the strut assembly from the spring compressor tool.
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  17. Install the strut assembly.
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