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Instruction on how to change rear shock on a 1998 jaguar vanden plas

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  • paul439295 Oct 08, 2010

    how do you get to the nut on the top instruction d cannot see any nut at the top

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Hello Paul. For starters, the top of the shocks on your car are hooked to the sub-frame. They do not hook to the body of the car as is usually the case. That said, replacing rear shocks requires jacks, jacks stands and large wrenches. If you do not have these items, you may be money ahead to call a few local repair shops and get estimates on having them do the deed. IF you are going to proceed on your own, here is an excellent step-by-step tutorial http://www.ehow.com/how_4727657_change-shock-absorbers.html

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Hi! Please perform the following procedure
a. loosen the wheels but dont take the lugnuts yet
b. secure the car by using a jack stand after you lift the car
c. remove the wheels
d. loosen the nuts on the top of the shocks from the inside
e. loosen the bolts that holds the shocks
f. Loosen the nut that holds the spring but be sure that you use a special tool to hold firm the spring for this may cause serious injury if it pops out.
g. you'll gain access to the shock absorbers and you may replace it
h. do the procedure vise versa on installing
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