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Should be a hex end on shock to put a wrench on or vise grips to hold shaft from spinning, if that's the problem your having.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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Hello Russell,

If you replacing the front struts as an assembly the springs will be equipped and ready to install.

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle a service manual for safety precautions should be consulted.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Support the lower control arm outboard end.
  5. Remove the upper shock nuts.
  6. Remove the stabilizer link lower nut and then separate the stabilizer link from the lower control arm to gain access to the lower shock bolt.
  7. Remove the lower shock bolt.
  8. Remove the shock.
To install:
  1. Install the upper part of the shock into the frame bracket.
  2. Install the nuts. Tighten to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
  3. Install the lower part of the shock into the lower control arm. Tighten the bolt to 155 ft. lbs. (210 Nm).
  4. Install the stabilizer link lower nut to the lower control arm.
  5. Remove the support from the lower control arm outboard end.
  6. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  7. Remove the support and lower the vehicle.

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Will the strut come out without un hooking the lower control arm? 2007 ram 1500 4wd


Your truck is not equipped with struts. Do you mean shock absorbers? If this is what you mean then the answer to your question is YES. The shock absorber will come out of the truck without removing the lower control arm.

The lower bolt securing the shock must be removed, then the bracket that mounts the top of the shock must be removed. Then the shock is removed from the upper end through the engine compartment.

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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4WD need to change Shocks/Struts? Is this a diy project?


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Does the top shock bracket on the front of my 1999 dodge pickup have to be removed to stall new shocks


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How to change 2007 dodge 1500 front struts?


Removal & Installation Independent Front Suspension – 2WD Vehicles To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Support the lower control arm outboard end.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Upper shock absorber nut, retainer and grommet
    • Lower nuts and shock absorber
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Lower retainer and grommet on the shock absorber stud and insert shock absorber through frame bracket hole
    • Lower nuts
      1. Torque to: 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
    • Upper grommet, retainer and new nut (or existing nut with Mopar Lock N Seal or Loctiti 242) on the shock absorber stud
      1. Torque to: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
  2. Remove support from lower control arm outboard end.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
Independent Front Suspension – 4WD Vehicles To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Safely raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Support the lower control arm outboard end.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following: dod_ram15_02-04_4wd_shock.gif

    • Upper shock nut with insulator and retainer
    • Lower shock bolt
    • Shock absorber
To Install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    • Upper part of shock absorber into frame bracket with insulators and retainers and nut
      1. Torque to: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
    • Lower part of shock absorber into lower control arm with the bolt
      1. Torque to: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
  2. Remove support from lower control arm.
  3. Install tire and wheel assembly.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
Link/Coil Front Suspension To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Nut, retainer, and grommet from upper stud in engine compartment dod_ram15_02-04_shock.gif

    • Nuts from upper shock bracket
  3. Lower bolt from axle bracket and shock absorber from engine compartment
To Install:
  1. Position lower retainer and grommet on upper stud and insert the shock through the spring from the engine compartment.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Lower bolt
      1. Torque to: 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
    • Upper shock bracket and nuts
      1. Torque to: 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
    • Upper grommet, retainer and upper shock absorber nut
      1. Torque to: 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
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This is for the 2WD model:

2-Wheel Drive
  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely using jack stands.
  2. Using an open end wrench, hold the shock absorber upper stem to prevent it from turning, then remove the upper stem retaining nut, the retainer and rubber grommet.
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Common front shock absorber mounting-2WD vehicles

  1. Remove the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and lower the shock absorber assembly from the bottom of the control arm.
  2. Inspect and test the shock absorber; replace it, if necessary.
To install:
  1. Fully extend the shock absorber stem, then push it up through the lower control arm and spring so that the upper stem passes through the mounting hole in the upper control arm frame bracket.
  2. Install the upper shock absorber nut and tighten to 100 inch. lbs. (11 Nm) on 1994 models 145 inch lbs. (16 Nm) on 1995 models, 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm) on 1997-99 models while holding the stem with an open end wrench. Be careful not to crush the rubber bushing.
  3. Install the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on 1994-95 models and 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1997-99 models.
  4. Remove the jack stands and carefully lower the vehicle.

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