REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise the front of the vehicle, place jackstands under the frame. Place a jack under the axle.
- Disconnect the lower end of the shock absorber from the shock lower bracket (bolt and nut).
- Remove the front spring. Loosen the axle pivot bolt.
- Remove the spring lower seat from the radius arm, and then remove the bolt and nut that attaches the radius arm to the axle and front bracket.
- Remove the nut, rear washer and insulator from the rear side of the radius arm rear bracket.
- Remove the radius arm from the vehicle, and remove the inner insulator and retainer from the radius arm stud.
- Position the front end of the radius arm to the axle. Install the attaching bolt from underneath, and install the nut finger tight.
- Install the retainer and inner insulator on the radius arm stud and insert the stud through the radius arm rear bracket.
- Install the rear washer, insulator and nut on the arm stud at the rear side of the arm rear bracket. Tighten the nut to 81-120 ft. lbs.
- Tighten the nut on the radius arm-to-axle bolt to 160-220 ft. lbs.
- Install the spring lower seat and spring insulator on the radius arm so that the hole in the seat goes over the arm-to-axle bolt.
- Install the front spring.
- On 1183-81 vehicles connect the lower end of the shock absorber to the lower bracket on the radius arm with the attaching bolt and nut with the bolt head installed towards tire, tighten the nut to 48-68 ft. lbs.
- On 1110 vehicles connect the lower end of the shock absorber to the stud on the radius arm with the retaining nut. Torque the nut to 40-63 ft. lbs.