ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Tire
     
    Electronic Leveling Control (ELC) air tube
     

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  5. Support the control arm.

    Two lower shock bolts
     
    Trunk trim
     
    Cover, 2 nuts and the reinforcement from the top of the shock
     
    Cotter pin and hex nut on control arm
     

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  7. Separate the adjustment link from the knuckle.
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  9. Slowly lower the control arm.
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  11. Remove the spring with the lower insulator.
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To install

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Coil spring with insulator
     
    Lower shock bolts. Torque the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
     
    Adjustment link. Torque the nut to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm) on 1998-99 Park Avenue models or 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) on all 2000-02 models including Park Avenue. Tighten an additional ½ turn to align the cotter pin.
     
    ELC air tube
     
    Tire. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
     

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