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Coil spring

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support the vehicle.

(2) Remove wheel and tire assembly.

(3) Remove the stabilizer bar link from the lower suspension arm.

(4) Remove the shock absorber.

(5) Install Spring Compressor DD-1278 up through the lower suspension arm, coil spring and upper shock mounting hole (Fig. 4).

(6) Tighten the tool lower nut to compress the coil spring.

(7) Remove the lower ball joint nut and separate the ball joint from the knuckle with Remover C-4150A (Fig. 5).

(8) Loosen the spring compressor lower nut to relieve spring tension.

(9) Remove the tool and pull down on the lower suspension arm to remove the spring.

Fig. 4 Spring Compressor Fig. 4 Spring Compressor

1 - COIL SPRING

2 - LOWER SUSPENSION ARM

3 - SPRING COMPRESSOR

Fig. 5 Lower Ball Joint Fig. 5 Lower Ball Joint

1 - LOWER BALL JOINT

2 - REMOVER

3 - STEERING KNUCKLE

INSTALLATION

NOTE: The ramped or open end of the coil spring is the bottom of the spring.

(1) Tape the isolator pad to the top of the coil spring. Position the spring in the lower suspension arm pocket. Be sure that the coil spring is seated in the pocket.

(2) Install Spring Compressor DD-1278 up through the lower suspension arm, coil spring upper shock mounting hole.

(3) Tighten the tool nut to compress the coil spring.

(4) Install the lower ball joint into the knuckle and tighten the nut to 127 N*m (94 ft. lbs.). Install cotter pin.

(5) Remove the spring compressor tool.

(6) Install the stabilizer bar link to the lower suspension arm and tighten nut to 47 N*m (35 ft. lbs.).

(7) Install the shock absorber.

(8) Install the wheel and tire assembly.

(9) Remove support and lower the vehicle.

    More about «Removal and installation»:

    Shock absorber

    Coil spring

    Steering knuckle

    Lower suspension arm

    Upper suspension arm

    Stabilizer bar

    Hub/bearing

    Wheel mounting studs

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