REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 7
- Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
- Remove the brake hose clamp bolt.
- Using a floor jack, place it beneath the lower control arm to support it.
- Remove the lower shock absorber retaining bolt from the steering knuckle, then slowly lower the jack.
- Compress the shock absorber by hand, then remove the two upper lock nuts and shock absorber.
- Perform the inspection procedure following or replace the damper.
To install, take note of the following:
- Use new self-locking nuts on the top of the shock absorber assembly mount and tighten to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Install a new self-locking nut on the shock absorber shaft, tighten it to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
- With the floor jack under the steering knuckle,carefully raise it to allow proper re-insertion of the damper tube into the steering knuckle and tighten the lower pinch bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
- Install and tighten the brake hose clamp to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install the wheel/tire assembly, then perform the following inspection procedure, if satisfied, road test for proper function.
See Figure 8
- Check for wear or damage to bushings.
- Check for oil leaks from the shock absorbers.
- Check all rubber parts for wear or damage.
- Bounce the vehicle to check shock absorbing effectiveness. The vehicle should continue to bounce for no more than two cycles.