GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Shock Absorber

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise the truck and support it with safety stands. Remove the wheels.
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  3. Remove the lower mounting nut and washer and disconnect the shock from the axle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Shock absorber mounting-C3HD suspension

  1. Remove the upper mount nut and washer, pull out the bolt and remove the shock.
  2.  
  3. Install the shock and tighten the upper mount to 136 ft. lbs. (185 Nm) and the lower nut to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  4.  

TESTING



Refer to the shock absorber testing procedure in the R/C series front suspension portion of the section.

 
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