Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



Cherokee/Wagoneer and Comanche

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

  1. Remove the locknuts and washers from the upper stud.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the shock absorber mounting



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the locknut from the upper stud



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Fig. Fig. 3: Keep all parts in the order removed

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. If necessary for access, remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the lower attaching nuts and bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the lower nuts and bolts

  1. Pull the shock absorber eyes and rubber bushings from the mounting pins.
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To install:

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.

  1. Position the shock on the vehicle and install the mounting hardware.
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  3. Tighten the upper end nut to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm) and the lower end bolts