Jeep Wrangler/YJ 1987-1995 Repair Guide

Shock Absorbers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear shock absorber



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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen and remove the shock absorber upper attaching nut and washer from the frame bracket stud



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Fig. Fig. 3: Then remove the lower attaching nut washers and bolt from the axle shaft tube bracket

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Position a jack under the rear axle and raise it enough to relieve the axle weight from the rear springs.
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  5. Remove the shock absorber upper attaching nut and washer from the frame bracket stud.
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  7. Remove the shock absorber lower attaching nut washers and bolt from the axle shaft tube bracket, and remove the shock absorber.
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  9. Install the shocks in reverse order of the removal procedure. Torque the upper nut and lower bolt to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
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