Isuzu Ascender 2003-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Properly support the rear axle assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Automatic level control air lines from the shock absorber, if equipped
     
    Shock absorber-to-frame retainer(s) at the top of the shock
     
    Shock-to-axle retainer(s) at the bottom of the shock
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock in the vehicle and loosely install the upper mounting fasteners to retain it
  2.  
  3. Align the lower-end of the shock absorber with the axle mounting, then loosely install the retainers.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the upper and lower shock retainers to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  6.  
  7. If equipped, attach the automatic level control air lines to the shock absorber.
  8.  


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    Fig. Rear shock absorber mounting


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Properly support the rear axle assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Automatic level control air lines from the shock absorber, if equipped
     
    Shock absorber-to-frame retainer(s) at the top of the shock
     
    Shock-to-axle retainer(s) at the bottom of the shock
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock in the vehicle and loosely install the upper mounting fasteners to retain it
  2.  
  3. Align the lower-end of the shock absorber with the axle mounting, then loosely install the retainers.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the upper and lower shock retainers to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  6.  
  7. If equipped, attach the automatic level control air lines to the shock absorber.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Rear shock absorber mounting

  8.  

Testing & Inspection



  1. Test drive vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Inspect each shock absorber for external fluid leakage.
  4.  
  5. Use your hands in order to lift up and push down each corner of the vehicle 3 times.
  6.  
  7. Remove your hands from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Replace any shock that exceeds more than two bounces.
  10.  

 
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