Durango, 2001-2005

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:


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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Upper mount nut
     
    Lower mount bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock absorber. Tighten the lower bolt to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm) and the upper nut to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
     
    Front wheel

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    Fig. Front shock absorber mounting-2002-03 4WD models

    Front shock absorber mounting-2002-03 4WD models

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    Fig. Front shock absorber mounting-2002-03 2WD models

    Front shock absorber mounting-2002-03 2WD models
     

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4.  
  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 bolt and nut.
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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 nut and bolt. Tighten to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
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  5. Install the lower part of the shock into the lower control arm and Tighten the bolt to 81 Nm (60 ft. lbs.).
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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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