FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER AND COIL SPRING REMOVAL/INSTALLATION


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Caution
• Performing the following procedures without first removing the ABS wheel-speed sensor may possibly cause an open circuit in the wiring harness if it is pulled by mistake. Before performing the following procedures, remove the ABS wheel-speed sensor (axle side) and fix it to an appropriate place where the sensor will not be pulled while servicing the vehicle.

1. Remove the front suspension tower bar. (See FRONT SUSPENSION TOWER BAR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2. Remove in the order indicated in the table.

3. Install in the reverse order of removal.

1
Brake hose bracket
2
Front stabilizer control link
3
Front upper arm ball joint
4
Front shock absorber and coil spring
5
Piston rod nut
6
Retainer
7
Bushing
8
Upper spring seat
9
Dust boot
10
Spacer
11
Bushing
12
Stopper casing and bound stopper
13
Bound stopper
14
Stopper casing
15
Coil spring
16
Front shock absorber

Piston Rod Nut Removal Note

Warning
• Before removing the piston rod nut, secure the shock absorber and spring in the SSTs. Otherwise, the shock absorber and spring could fly off under tremendous pressure and cause serious injury or death, or damage to vehicle parts.

1. Protect the coil spring from scratches using a piece of cloth and install the SSTs.

2. Compress the coil spring using the SSTs and remove the piston rod nut.

Coil Spring Installation Note

1. Protect the coil spring from scratches using a piece of cloth and install the SSTs.

2. Compress the coil spring using the SSTs.

3. Install the shock absorber so that the lower end of the coil spring is seated on the step of the lower spring seat.

Upper Spring Seat Installation Note

1. Align the mark on the upper spring seat with the dust boot projection.

2. Install the upper spring seat so that the upper spring seat stud is at a 27°-33° angle to the shock absorber installation shaft (lower side).