Jeep CJ/Scrambler 1971-1986 Repair Guide

Shock Absorbers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the shock mounting locknuts and washers.
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  7. Pull the shock absorber eyes and rubber bushings from the mounting pins.
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  9. Install the shocks in reverse order of the removal procedure. Torque the upper bolt to 35 ft. lbs. on the CJ-5, CJ-6, CJ-7 and Scrambler, and the lower bolt to 45 ft. lbs.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the upper rear shock mounting bolt

 
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