Pickup 1997

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



At this time the manufacturer does not provide removal and installation procedures for this component. The following procedure is a guideline and may differ from the vehicle you are servicing.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Position a safety stand under the lower control arm.
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  9. Remove the upper shock retaining bolt.
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  11. Remove the lower shock retaining bolts.
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  13. Remove the shock from its mounting.

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    Fig. Front shock absorber and related components-2WD



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    Fig. Front shock absorber and related components-4WD

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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