PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and position a transmission jack under the center of the axle. Raise the jack enough to support the axle.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The shock absorber lower mounting bolt from the axle
     
    The upper mounting bolt
     
    The shock absorber

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    Fig. Shock absorber mounting bolts

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The shock absorber eye to the body bracket. Hand tighten the upper mounting bolt.
     
    The lower the jack and install the lower mounting bolt through the axle flange and shock absorber. Torque the bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
     
    Torque the upper mounting bolt to 73 ft. lbs. (99 Nm).
     
    The rear wheel
     
    The negative battery cable
     

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Testing & Inspection



Inspect the shock absorber for damage and evidence of fluid running from the upper end of the fluid reservoir. (Actual leakage will be a stream of fluid running down the side of the reservoir tube and dripping off lower end of unit). A slight amount of seepage between the shaft and shaft seal is not unusual and does not affect performance of the shock absorber.

 
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