S10 Pickup, Sonoma 2000-2004

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Shock absorber lower bolts
     

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  5. Push the shock absorber through the control arm and into the spring.
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  7. With the vehicle supported so the control arms hang free, install Coil Spring Remover and Installer tool J-23028, or equivalent onto a support and into the lower control arm bushings.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Stabilizer bar from the control arm
     
    Stabilizer from the lower control arm
     

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  11. Raise and remove the tension on the lower control arm bolts.
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  13. Install a safety chain around the spring and through the lower control arm.
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  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower control arm pivot bolts, the rear first
     
    Lower control arm and allow it to hang free
     
    Spring assembly
     

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To install:


NOTE
When positioning the spring in the lower control arm, be sure the spring insulator is in the proper position before lifting the control arm in place.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Spring assembly
     
    Lower control arm
     
    Lower control arm pivot bolts
     
    Stabilizer to the lower control arm
     

  2.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Stabilizer shaft link from the lower control arm
     
    Shock absorber
     

  2.  
  3. Secure Coil Spring Remover & Installer tool J 23028-01, or equivalent to the end of a suitable jack. Cradle the lower control arms using the tool. Raise the jack to relieve tension on the lower control arm pivot bolts.

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