Pacifica 2006-2008

Camber Link

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Raise and support vehicle.
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  5. Access and remove rear shock absorber.
    NOTE
    Repair-side of crossmember must be lowered from body approximately three inches in order to properly access link mounting bolts at crossmember. Do not lower crossmember any further than necessary.

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  7. Remove nut and bolt mounting link to knuckle.
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  9. Remove nut and bolt mounting link to crossmember.
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  11. Remove link.

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    Fig. View of the rear suspension crossmember (1), camber link mounting bolts (2), knuckle (3) and tension link mounting bolts (4)

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To install:

When installing link, ensure the following to avoid mis-installation:



Heavier, thicker end goes toward crossmember
 
Fore-or-aft bow faces forward (curves around coil spring)
 
Up-or-down bow faces downward
 

  1. Place link in bracket on crossmember. Install bolt and nut as shown in the accompanying figure. Do not tighten bolt at this time.
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  3. Install bolt and nut mounting link to knuckle as shown in the accompanying figure. Do not tighten bolt at this time.
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  5. Set repair-side of rear suspension to curb height using following tools:
    1. Place Receiver, Special Tool 9031-3, cup-side-down over top of crossmember rear mount bushing.
    2.  
    3. Place Curb Height Gage, Special Tool 9094, into shock absorber pocket in spring link and opposite end of tool over Receiver, Special Tool 9031-3.
    4.  
    5. Install bolt through crossmember rear mount bushing, Receiver, Special Tool 9031-3, and Curb Height Gage, Special Tool 9094. Install wing nut, hand tightening it tools in place.
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    7. Move spring link up or down as necessary aligning shock mounting bolt hole with Curb Height Gage hole, then insert pin through both.

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      Fig. Curb height gauge mounted in place-Wing nut and bolt (1), Receiver 9031-3 (2), Gauge 9094 (3), and Pin (4)

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  7. Tighten camber link mounting bolts as follows:
    1. Bolt at crossmember: 50 ft. lbs. (68 Nm)
    2.  
    3. Bolt at knuckle: 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Remove special tools.
  10.  
  11. Install rear shock absorber and components removed to access it.
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  13. Lower vehicle.
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  15. Perform wheel alignment.
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