REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Before installing new shocks, they should be purged of air. To do this, hold the shock upright and fully extend it, then invert and compress it. Do this several times.
- Remove the locknuts and washers.
- Pull the shock absorber eyes and rubber bushings from the mounting pins.
- Install the shocks in the reverse order of the removal procedure. Observe the following torques:
FC Series Trucks
1962-69 Wagoneer and J-Series Truck
1970-83 J-Series Truck
Squeaking usually occurs when movement takes place between the rubber bushings and the metal parts. The squeaking may be eliminated by placing the bushings under greater pressure. This is accomplished either by adding additional washers or by tightening the locknuts. Do not use mineral lubricant to stop the squeaking, as it will deteriorate the rubber.