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Shock Absorber

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Removal & Installation



Rio
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel.
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  5. Support the torsion beam with a suitable jack.
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  7. Remove the lower shock absorber mounting bolts.
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  9. Remove the upper shock absorber mounting bolts.
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  11. Remove the shock absorber.
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  13. Installations is the reverse of removal. Note the following torques:
    1. 2001-05 models:

      Upper mounting bolts: 34-42 ft. lbs. (46-57 Nm)
       
      Lower mounting bolts: 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm)
       

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    3. 2006 models:

      Upper mounting bolts: 28-43 ft. lbs. (40-60 Nm).
       
      Lower mounting bolts: 72-86 ft. lbs. (100-120 Nm).

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      Fig. Exploded view of the rear suspension components-2002-2005 Rio

       

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