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Upper right side shock mount broken - 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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If the surrounding steel is not rusted away than it can be welded back in place. If rusted or the mounting points are bad you may have to cut one out of a junk yarder and install. Good luck.

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How to replace car shocks


If you have the arm power and you can compress your shocks by hand then all you need is a wrench that fits... take out the bottom bolts first. Let them decompress. take out upper mounting bolt. Then when you install you can install the upper or the lower mounting bolt first, whatever looks more simple to do depending on the location.. some cars you have to raise the side your working on.. Just depends really. Most people will raise it first because its easier so as the shock is already party decompressed.

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Dear Sir, How do you change an 87 mitsubishi mighty max front shocks without any compression equipment? Please email me at brad8141@hotmail.com. Is there a book with instructions regarding this...


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Support the vehicle safely on jackstands. Support it at a height which will allow sufficient room to reach the upper shock absorber mount.
  2. Remove the wheel.
  3. Remove the upper shock nut, washer and bushing.
  4. Remove the lower mounting bolt(s) and remove the shock from the vehicle.
  5. Install the shock absorber in the vehicle and loosely tighten the upper shock absorber nut. Make sure the install the bushings and washers before installing the upper nut.
  6. For 4WD vehicles, install the shock absorber so that the white paint mark at the lower side of the shock absorber faces the outer side of the vehicle. Install the lower shock absorber bolt(s). On 1992-95 Montero torsion bar suspensions, tighten the single lower mounting bolt and nut to 65-76 ft. lbs. (88-103 Nm). On all other vehicles (whether torsion bar or coil spring suspensions), the two lower shock absorber mounting bolts should be tightened only to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-14 Nm). Fig. 1: Install the shock absorber so that the white mark faces toward the outside of the vehicle - 4WD vehicles, except 1992-95 Monteros 86668006.gif
    Fig. 2: Install the bushings, washers and nuts in the order shown - except 1992-95 Monteros 86668007.gif

  7. On 1992-95 Monteros, tighten the shock absorber installation nut so that the dimensions shown in the illustration ( A and B) are at the standard values. These standard values are: A - 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm), B - 0.06-0.10 in. (1.5-2.5mm). WARNING
    When tightening the nut, be careful not to bend the stud pin of the washer assembly.
  8. On all other vehicles, once the lower mounting bolt(s) are tightened, tighten the upper shock absorber mounting nut all the way to the end of the thread on the shock absorber stud, then tighten the locking nut to 9-13 ft. lbs. (12-18 Nm).
  9. Install the wheel.
  10. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Fig. 3: When installing the upper shock nuts on 1992-95 Monteros, make sure measurement A is 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm) 86668008.gif
    Fig. 4: When installing the upper shock assembly, make sure its components are positioned as shown - 1992-95 Monteros 86668009.gif
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Nov 03, 2010 | 1987 Mitsubishi Mighty Max

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How do you replace shocks on 1991 buick skylark


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: After you open the trunk lid, use a suitable prytool to remove the trim cover 86888036.jpg
Fig. 2: Some vehicles have a cover which must be removed to access the shock retaining nuts 86888037.jpg
Fig. 3: Unfasten the upper shock attaching nuts 86888038.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Open the trunk lid and remove the trim cover. If equipped, remove the nut cover.
  3. Remove the upper shock attaching nut(s). If removing both shocks, remove one at a time.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Unfasten the lower shock absorber mounting bolts. One wrench will have to be placed on the bolt head side to retain the bolt as you loosen the nut. Usually a 15mm wrench is used to remove them. To install: Fig. 4: After the vehicle is raised and safely supported, use a socket to unfasten the lower retaining bolt 86888039.jpg
    Fig. 5: Remove the retaining bolt, then . . . 86888040.jpg
    Fig. 6: . . . remove the shock absorber assembly from the vehicle 86888041.jpg
  6. Connect the shock absorbers at the lower attachment and install the attaching bolt.
  7. Lower the vehicle enough to guide the shock absorber upper stud through the body opening, then fasten the upper shock absorber attaching nut loosely. Tighten the lower shock absorber mounting bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).
  8. Remove the axle support, then carefully lower the vehicle. Tighten the shock absorber upper nut to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
  9. If equipped, install the retaining nut cover, then install the rear trim cover. Close the trunk lid.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
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Oct 08, 2010 | Buick Skylark Cars & Trucks

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Need new struts on rear, Would like to replace with air shocks. Any suggestions on how I would do this?


Shock Absorber -The rear already has air shocks on the 1999 Cadillac Deville: REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Rear
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Rear wheel Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear shock absorber mounting 9300vg06.gif

    • Negative battery cable
    • Shock absorber electrical connector from the rear suspension support, If equipped
  3. Support the lower control arm with a jack to relieve the tension on the shock absorber.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Lower shock absorber mounting bolt and nut
    • Upper mounting nut, retainer, and insulator
    • Shock absorber compress by hand and remove through the upper control arm
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  5. Position the top of the shock absorber with the insulator attached into the suspension support.
  6. Install or connect the following:
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    • Shock absorber lower mounting nut/bolt. Torque the nut to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm).
    • Shock absorber electrical connector to the rear suspension support, if equipped
    • Rear wheel
    • Negative battery cable
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Jul 29, 2010 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Need to tighten the front shocks the front right is sagging and bottoms out every time I go over a bump


could be broken strut mount if its sagging
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REMOVAL - SHOCK ASSEMBLY
NOTE: Access for the nuts attaching the rear shock assembly upper mount to the vehicle is through the inside of the trunk.

Roll back carpeting on top of the rear shock tower to access shock mounting nuts.
Remove plastic cover from the top of the shock assembly.
Remove 2 nuts attaching the shock assembly upper mount/spring seat to the shock tower.
Raise vehicle on jackstands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. (Refer to LUBRICATION & MAINTENANCE/HOISTING - STANDARD PROCEDURE)
Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle.
Remove two fasteners holding the splash shield to the shock assembly upper mount.
Remove bolt attaching shock absorber to rear knuckle (Shock Absorber Attachment To Knuckle).
Remove the shock absorber from the rear knuckle first when removing the shock absorber from vehicle by pushing down on the rear suspension.
Move shock assembly downward and tilt top of shock outward, then remove shock assembly from vehicle through top of wheel opening

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How to replace rear shocks on 96 bmw 328i


Inside the car carefully pry up the speaker covers off the rear parcel shelf and undo the two screws that secure the speaker assembly onto the shelf. Release the clip and carefully from inside the boot pull the speakers away and disconnect the speaker connections
Open the boot and remove the carpet from the rear "wall" by unscrewing the 4 retaining "nuts" at first by hand and then using a phillips screwdriver.
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Lift this out and lift out the floor carpet. Carefully pull the side carpets away from the boot interior. They are held in 3 places : on one of the retaining bolts by the rear carpet, by a metal ledge at the top near the rear lights and by the ledges on the plastic parts in the boot.

Jack up the car and chock the front wheels so it can't roll anywhere. Also put something underneath the wheels so they cannot drop down when you undo the shock mounts.
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Using a 13mm socket undo the two top shock mounts ONLY once you have supported the wheels so that you dont put stress on the suspension arms. Pry off the rubber dust cover.
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Undo the lower shock retaining bolt and carefully lift the entire shock away from the car.
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The old knackered shock and shock mount!
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You need to recover the lower cup, upper cup and bump-stop from the old shock. To do this you need to remove the top mount from the old shock. If you look at the top of the piston it has a flat section to it. Get a set of mole grips and clamp them onto the flat section, do this as tight as you can so that you dont round it and using and adjustable spanner undo the piston retaining nut whilst holding the piston shaft using the molegrips.
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You need to recover 3 pieces from the piston shaft. 1- the bump stop, 2 - lower cup, 3 upper cup. Using the new shock mount as a template cut out a gasket from cardboard (the box the mount came in is ideal) to go between the upper shock mount and the suspension tower. Incidently according to the haynes manual this is made of rubber but mine was made of card! under no circumstances put the upper shock mount directly into the suspension tower.
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Put the 3 pieces onto the new shock and tighten the piston nut to secure the shock mount and put your new gasket onto the upper mount.
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Use the opportunity to clean the suspension turret - do the top and the underneath making sure it's all clean and dry.
Put the new complete assembled shock into the suspension tower and either get someone to do up the top bolts a few turns or rest the bottom of the shock in the inner circumference of the wheel and lift it into position by lifting it up using the piston nut and then do the bolts up a few turns.
Bolt the bottom shock bolts back into place after putting some nut-lock on the threads and tighten them up securely, then tighten up the top mount securing bolts and put on the rubber dust cap.
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Jul 07, 2009 | 1999 BMW 328 Series

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2004 dodge stratus SE


This is a dangerous job if you do not have the proper equipment for compressing the spring that is around the rear shock. I do not recomend performing this job without the proper equipment. Unloading the spring without it compressed can cuase injury.

If you have the proper equipment this is how you do it.

REMOVAL - SHOCK ASSEMBLY NOTE: Access for the nuts attaching the rear shock assembly upper mount to the vehicle is through the inside of the trunk.
  1. Roll back carpeting on top of the rear shock tower to access shock mounting nuts.
  2. Remove plastic cover from the top of the shock assembly.
  3. Remove 2 nuts attaching the shock assembly upper mount/spring seat to the shock tower.
  4. Raise vehicle on jackstands or centered on a frame contact type hoist.
  5. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly from the vehicle.
  6. Remove two fasteners holding the splash shield to the shock assembly upper mount.
  7. Remove bolt attaching shock absorber to rear knuckle
  8. Remove the shock absorber from the rear knuckle first when removing the shock absorber from vehicle by pushing down on the rear suspension.
  9. Move shock assembly downward and tilt top of shock outward, then remove shock assembly from vehicle through top of wheel opening.

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