Sprinter 2005-2007

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the shock absorber mounting bolt from the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Unsnap the clip for the ALB lever, left side only.
  6.  
  7. Remove the ALB lever from the upper shock bolt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock absorber bolt from the frame.
  10.  
  11. Remove the shock absorber.
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To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber. Tighten the frame mounting bolt as follows:

    Single Rear Wheel (SRW): 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Dual Rear Wheels (DRW): 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Install the ALB lever to the upper shock bolt, left side only, and snap the clip for the ALB lever.
  4.  
  5. Install the lower shock absorber mounting bolt and tighten as follows:

    M12 x 1.5 bolts: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    M14 x 1.5 bolts: 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle with a suitable jack.
  4.  
  5. Remove the shock absorber bolt from the rear axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber bolt from the frame side.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock absorber.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the frame side bolt to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the shock absorber rear axle mounting bolt as follows:

    M12 x 1.5 bolts: 78 ft. lbs. (106 Nm)
     
    M14 x 1.5 bolts: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the jack supporting the rear axle.
  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  

 
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