Jaguar 2000-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Various thread-locking devices are used on nuts and bolts throughout the vehicle. These devices restrict the number of times a nut or bolt can be used.

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114 and position in the center of the road spring.
  4.  


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    Fig. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114 and position in the center of the road spring



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    Fig. Ensure that the dowel of the special tool 204-114 is correctly positioned across the suspension turret slot



NOTE
Ensure that the dowel of the special tool 204-114 is correctly positioned across the suspension turret slot.

  1. Locate the special tool in the suspension turret slot.
  2.  
  3. Pass the upper dowel through the slot in the suspension turret and rotate to locate the dowel.
  4.  
  5. Lower the front of the vehicle.
  6.  


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    Fig. When tightening the tool nut, use the lower dowel as a guide to ensure that the tool stem does not rotate and disturb the position of the dowel in the suspension turret



NOTE
When tightening the tool nut, use the lower dowel as a guide to ensure that the tool stem does not rotate and disturb the position of the dowel in the suspension turret.

  1. Tighten the nut of the special tool 204-114 to its full extent, to achieve a suspension mid-laden position.
  2.  
  3. Raise the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel.
  6.  
  7. On vehicles with adaptive damping, disconnect the shock absorber electrical connector by pressing the lugs down and pulling the connector up.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock absorber from the upper mounting.
  10.  
  11. Position a wrench on the shock absorber shaft flats to prevent rotation (wrench in socket on vehicles with adaptive damping).
  12.  
  13. Remove the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
  14.  
  15. Remove the upper washer and isolator.
  16.  
  17. Remove the lower shock absorber retaining nut.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower shock absorber retaining bolt.
  20.  
  21. Remove the shock absorber through the lower control arm.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber through the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower shock absorber retaining bolt. Tighten to 42 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the shock absorber to the upper mounting.
  6.  
  7. Install the upper washer and isolator.
  8.  
  9. Install the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
  10.  
  11. Position a wrench on the shock absorber shaft flats to prevent rotation (wrench in socket on vehicles with adaptive damping). Tighten the shock absorber upper lock nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm); 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm) on vehicles with adaptive damping.
  12.  


NOTE
Make sure the adaptive damping electrical connector is correctly aligned. Failure to follow these instructions may cause damage to the electrical connector.

  1. On vehicles with adaptive damping, connect the shock absorber electrical connector, ensuring the electrical connector key locates in the socket keyway.
  2.  
  3. Install the road wheel.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle, remove the axle stands and fully lower the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114.
  8.  
  9. Rotate the special tool 204-114 to release the dowel from the suspension turret slot.
  10.  
  11. Raise the vehicle for access and remove the special tool 204-114 from the suspension.
  12.  
  13. Fully lower the vehicle.
  14.  


NOTE
Various thread-locking devices are used on nuts and bolts throughout the vehicle. These devices restrict the number of times a nut or bolt can be used.

  1. Raise the front of the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114 and position in the center of the road spring.
    NOTE
    Ensure that the dowel of the special tool 204-114 is correctly positioned across the suspension turret slot.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114 and position in the center of the road spring



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Ensure that the dowel of the special tool 204-114 is correctly positioned across the suspension turret slot

  4.  
  5. Locate the special tool in the suspension turret slot.
  6.  
  7. Pass the upper dowel through the slot in the suspension turret and rotate to locate the dowel.
  8.  
  9. Lower the front of the vehicle.
    NOTE
    When tightening the tool nut, use the lower dowel as a guide to ensure that the tool stem does not rotate and disturb the position of the dowel in the suspension turret.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. When tightening the tool nut, use the lower dowel as a guide to ensure that the tool stem does not rotate and disturb the position of the dowel in the suspension turret

  10.  
  11. Tighten the nut of the special tool 204-114 to its full extent, to achieve a suspension mid-laden position.
  12.  
  13. Raise the front of the vehicle and support on axle stands.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wheel.
  16.  
  17. On vehicles with adaptive damping, disconnect the shock absorber electrical connector by pressing the lugs down and pulling the connector up.
  18.  
  19. Remove the shock absorber from the upper mounting.
  20.  
  21. Position a wrench on the shock absorber shaft flats to prevent rotation (wrench in socket on vehicles with adaptive damping).
  22.  
  23. Remove the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
  24.  
  25. Remove the upper washer and isolator.
  26.  
  27. Remove the lower shock absorber retaining nut.
  28.  
  29. Remove the lower shock absorber retaining bolt.
  30.  
  31. Remove the shock absorber through the lower control arm.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber through the lower control arm.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower shock absorber retaining bolt. Tighten to 42 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Attach the shock absorber to the upper mounting.
  6.  
  7. Install the upper washer and isolator.
  8.  
  9. Install the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
  10.  
  11. Position a wrench on the shock absorber shaft flats to prevent rotation (wrench in socket on vehicles with adaptive damping). Tighten the shock absorber upper lock nut to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm); 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm) on vehicles with adaptive damping.
    NOTE
    Make sure the adaptive damping electrical connector is correctly aligned. Failure to follow these instructions may cause damage to the electrical connector.

  12.  
  13. On vehicles with adaptive damping, connect the shock absorber electrical connector, ensuring the electrical connector key locates in the socket keyway.
  14.  
  15. Install the road wheel.
  16.  
  17. Raise the vehicle, remove the axle stands and fully lower the vehicle.
  18.  
  19. Fully loosen the adjuster nut of the special tool 204-114.
  20.  
  21. Rotate the special tool 204-114 to release the dowel from the suspension turret slot.
  22.  
  23. Raise the vehicle for access and remove the special tool 204-114 from the suspension.
  24.  
  25. Fully lower the vehicle.
  26.  

 
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