Suzuki Vitara, Grand Vitara, XL7 2000-06

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Support the rear axle housing with a hydraulic jack or stand.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shock absorber upper locknut and retaining nut
     
    Lower shock absorber mounting nut and bolt
     
    Rear shock absorber
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Rear shock absorber
     
    Lower mounting nut and bolt
     
    Upper retaining nut and locknut
     

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  3. Torque the upper mounting nuts to 21 ft. lbs. (22-35 Nm) and the lower mounting nut/bolt to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
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  5. Remove the jack or stand from the rear axle assembly.

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    Fig. Rear suspension component identification

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