REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheels.
- Support the axle on a jack.
- Disconnect the shock absorber from the axle bracket.
- Unclip the brake pipe from its bracket.
- Disconnect the ABS sensor.
- Lower the rear axle until the coil springs are no longer under compression. DO NOT STRETCH THE BRAKE LINE!
- Install the coil spring, top end first, and position it in the lower perch using a twisting motion.
- Raise the axle to the normal ride position and install the shock absorber.
- Connect the ABS sensor and brake pipe.
- Install the wheels. Tighten the lug nuts to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Raise and support rear of vehicle, supporting vehicle under chassis.
WARNINGDo not work on or under a vehicle supported only by a jack. Always use safety stands.
- Remove rear wheels.
- Support weight of rear axle on a jack.
Remove bolt, on each side, securing each shock absorber to axle.
WARNINGEnsure axle cannot move when shock absorber is disconnected. Shock absorbers limit downward motion of the axle. If axle is not restrained, disconnecting shock absorber will allow unrestricted movement which may cause personal injury or damage to vehicle or equipment.
- Remove clip securing brake pipe to bracket.
- Release ABS sensor lead from bracket.
- Lower axle on jack and remove coil spring.
- Clean coil spring seats.
- Position coil springs in vehicle, with close coil at the top end.
- Ensure the spring is correctly located on the spring seats and raise the axle. Install and tighten the shock absorber-to-axle bolt to 91 ft. lbs. (124 Nm).
- Fit clip to secure brake pipe to bracket.