Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Common shock absorber and upper control arm components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper shock mounting nut, washer and bushing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
If the shock absorber has a white paint mark on the lower end, be sure the mark faces the outside of the vehicle when installed.

  1. Install the shock absorber. Torque the lower nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm) and the upper nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Test drive the vehicle and check the alignment.
  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Common shock absorber and upper control arm components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper shock mounting nut, washer and bushing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the lower mounting bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber.
  8.  

To install:


NOTE
If the shock absorber has a white paint mark on the lower end, be sure the mark faces the outside of the vehicle when installed.

  1. Install the shock absorber. Torque the lower nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm) and the upper nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Test drive the vehicle and check the alignment.
  4.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the upper shock mounting nut, washer and bushing.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower mounting bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
If the shock absorber has a white paint mark on the lower end, be sure the mark faces the outside of the vehicle when installed.

  1. Install the shock absorber. Torque the lower nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm) and the upper nut to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Test drive the vehicle and check the alignment.
  4.  

 
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