ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Shock Absorbers


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  5. Support the control arm with a jack stand.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Electronic Ride Control (ELC) air tube from the shock
    Two bolts securing the shock to the control arm
    Trunk trim to gain access to the shock upper mounting nuts.
    Cover, the two nuts, and the reinforcement from the top of the shock
    Shock from the vehicle


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Shock, reinforcement, and the two nuts. Tighten the mounting nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
    Shock cover
    Trunk trim
    Shock-to-control arm bolts and tighten the bolts to 18ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
    ELC air tube to the shock.
    Tire and wheel assembly