Removal & Installation
The electrical power to the air suspension system must be shut off prior to hoisting, jacking or towing an air suspension vehicle. This can be accomplished by turning off the air suspension switch located in the luggage compartment. Failure to do so can result in unexpected inflation or deflation of the rear air springs, which can result in shifting of the vehicle during these operations.
Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure can result in major service expense. They must be replaced with the same part number or an equivalent part if replacement is necessary. If substitution is necessary, the part must be of the same finish and property class. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure of proper retention of these parts,
- Turn the air suspension service switch off.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Position safety stands behind the front sub-frame.
WARNINGUse extreme care not to damage the boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten the nut, or bearing and seal damage can result. Install the nut using the hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.
Remove and discard the stabilizer bar link retaining nut.
- Position another set of safety stands under the front sub-frame.
Remove the two bolts, nut and bracket.