Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle and the axle.
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  3. Remove the upper mounting bolts .
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  5. Remove the lower nut and bolt from the axle bracket. Remove the shock absorber

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    Fig. Shock absorber assembly for the Wrangler

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To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber on the upper frame rail and install mounting bolts.
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  3. Tighten the upper bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  5. Install lower bolt and nut finger tight.
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  7. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
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  9. Tighten the lower nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
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  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Position a hydraulic jack under the axle to support the axle.
    CAUTION
    Do not allow the axle to hang from the upper suspension arm ball joint.

  2.  
  3. Remove the upper nut and bolt from the frame bracket .
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower nut and bolt from the axle bracket. Remove the shock absorber.

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    Fig. Rear shock absorber assembly for the Liberty

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber in the frame bracket and install the bolt and nut .
  2.  
  3. Install the shock absorber in the axle bracket and install the bolt and nut .
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  5. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
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  7. Tighten the upper mounting nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm). Tighten the lower mounting nuts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
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