Dakota 2006-2007

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Support the lower control arm outboard end.
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  9. Remove the upper shock nuts.
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  11. Remove the stabilizer link lower nut and then separate the stabilizer link from the lower control arm to gain access to the lower shock bolt.
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  13. Remove the lower shock bolt.
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  15. Remove the shock.
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To install:

  1. Install the upper part of the shock into the frame bracket.
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  3. Install the nuts. Tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
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  5. Install the lower part of the shock into the lower control arm. Tighten the bolt to 155 ft. lbs. (210 Nm).
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  7. Install the stabilizer link lower nut to the lower control arm.
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  9. Remove the support from the lower control arm outboard end.
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  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  13. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.
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