ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Support the rear axle with jackstands positioned near each shock absorber.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    U-clips from the rear brake hose brackets at the axle
     
    Lower shock bolts
     

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  7. Lower the jackstands slowly to remove rear spring tension and remove the spring.

    Upper spring seat/jounce bumper from the spring while leaving the lower spring seat on the axle
     

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To install:


CAUTION
The rear springs are indexed with the colored tag towards the rear of the vehicle. No orientation for up or down is required.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Upper spring seat/jounce bumper to the spring
     
    Spring with the spring tag towards the rear of the vehicle and the lower coil is seated into the lower spring seat. Use the jackstands to raise the rear axle into position.
     
    Lower shock absorber bolt and tighten to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    U-clips to the rear brake hose brackets at the axle
     
    Wheel
     

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