REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Without Selective Ride Control
See Figures 1 through 10
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
- Disconnect the shock absorber from the lower control arm and the shock tower. If necessary, remove the front wheelhouse lower center panel to access the upper mount nut.
- Remove the insulator and retainers from the shock absorber and the shock absorber from the vehicle.
- Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Tighten the upper and lower mount nuts to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
See Figures 11, 12 and 13
Although the basic principles remained the same, in 1996 the name of the system changed from Selective Ride Control to Real Time Damping.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support vehicle, then remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
- Safely support the lower control arm with a jackstand.
- For 1992-95 vehicles, remove the actuator retaining clip, then remove the actuator from the cup retainer. Note the position of the actuator electrical leads for installation purposes.
- For 1996 vehicles, detach the shock absorber solenoid electrical connector, then remove the solenoid harness from the support bracket.
Do not let the shock absorber hang by the wiring harness after removing the retainers.
- Remove the shock absorber upper mounting nut(s).
- If equipped, remove the cup retainer, then remove the upper insulator retainer and insulator.
- Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolts, nuts, then compress the shock absorber and remove it f