Pickup 1997

Tension Rod/Compression Rod

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Removal & Installation



  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. Remove the retaining nuts on the lower link and frame.
    NOTE
    Be sure to support the lower control arm with a service jack.



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    Fig. Front tension rod attaching points (arrow)-2WD



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    Fig. Front compression rod attaching points (arrow)-4WD



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    Fig. Front tension rod and related components-2WD



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    Fig. Front compression rod 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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  5. Be sure to check and adjust front alignment, as required.
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