Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front spring and shock absorber mounting

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Support the front axle so the weight is relieved.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar link attaching nut.
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  7. Remove the nuts, U-bolts and bracket from the axle.
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  9. Remove the nut and bolt attaching the spring front eye to the shackle.
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  11. Remove the spring from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the spring front eye in the shackle.
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  3. Position the rear eye in the hanger bracket.
  4.  
  5. Install the spring bracket, U-bolts and nuts. Torque the nuts to 90 ft. lbs. (122 Nm).
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  7. Attach the stabilizer bar links.
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  9. Remove the axle support.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Torque the front shackle plate nut to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
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  15. Torque the rear eye bracket nut to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm).
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