SRX 2006-2007

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation




WARNING
 Use care when handling the coil springs in order to avoid chipping or scratching the coating. Damage to the coating will result in premature failure of the coil springs.


NOTE
This procedure requires the use of a universal spring compressor.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shock module from the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Install the shock module into the spring compressor.

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    Fig. Installing shock module into spring compressor

  8.  
  9. Mark the upper control arm assembly and insulator for proper installation.
  10.  
  11. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.
  12.  
  13. Remove the Magnaride sensor nut.

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    Fig. Magnaride sensor nut

  14.  
  15. Remove the shock absorber upper retaining nut.
  16.  
  17. Remove the shock absorber from the shock module.
  18.  
  19. Loosen the compressor forcing screw until the upper mounting plate and coil spring may be removed.
  20.  
  21. Remove the upper control arm bracket assembly, insulator and coil spring from the spring compressor.
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To install:


NOTE
 Ensure the alignment pins in the upper control arm bracket is orientated 90 degrees with the shock absorber lower mounting holes.

  1. Install the coil spring, insulator, upper control arm bracket assembly, and shock absorber to the spring compressor aligning all marks.
  2.  
  3. Turn the spring compressor forcing screw until the coil spring is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Install the shock absorber retaining nut and tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the Magnaride sensor nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock module from the spring compressor.
  10.  
  11. Install the shock module to the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Install the tire and wheel.
  14.  
  15. Lower the vehicle.
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