Mitsubishi Raider 2006

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the shock assembly.
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  5. Install the shock assembly in the Branick 7200T spring removal/installation tool or equivalent press.

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    Fig. Strut assembly (2) mounted in the compressor (1)

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  7. Compress the spring.
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  9. Position Special Tool 9362 Wrench on the shock shaft retaining nut. Insert an 8 mm socket though Wrench onto hex located on end of shock shaft. While holding shock shaft from turning, remove nut from shock shaft using Wrench.

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    Fig. Position Special Tool 9362 (2), or equivalent, on shock shaft retaining nut (1)

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  11. Remove the upper shock nut.
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  13. Remove the shock.
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  15. Remove the shock upper mounting plate.
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  17. Remove and inspect the upper and lower spring isolators.
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To install:

  1. Install the lower isolator.
  2.  
  3. Install the upper isolator.
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  5. Position the shock into the coil spring.
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  7. Install the upper shock mounting plate.
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  9. Install Wrench (on end of a torque wrench), Special Tool 9362, on shock shaft retaining nut. Next, insert 8 mm socket though Wrench onto hex located on end of shock shaft. While holding shock shaft from turning, tighten nut using Wrench to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  11. Install the shock upper mounting nut.
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  13. Decompress the spring.
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  15. Remove the shock assembly from the spring compressor tool.
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  17. Install the shock assembly.
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