Rear coil springs or shocks worn out? sages down in rear
Can u tell me the measurement from the center of the rear wheels to the wheel arch so i can check if they need replacing or should i just put air shocks on. It has doe 160,000 so might need to replace them
Re: rear coil springs or shocks worn out? sages down in...
Sounds like you need new springs wether it is leaf or coil. . to test a shock push down on corner of veh. and let up if it dosent bounce back to resting with two to three cycles it is most likely worn. you will notice it in the way it handels in the steering when they get bad. hope this helps a little debby
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if its touching the arch could be a few things if its been curbed broken spring weel shock absorber worst case pulled the bearing out sligtley or any one of the arms going from subframe could be bent or broken it shouldn't be putting it self right when it gets bumped again I would be carful as you could loose the wheel eventually would start with checking the rear wheel bearing and hub also get the rear lower bushing checked as I said could be anything hope this helps ivan
I believe moog or someone makes a shim that goes between the axle housing and the wheel bearing to adjust the alignment. However,if the rear camber is out(the wheels tip in at the top) The coil spring will also cause this,if the back end is lower than the front ,bet on the springs. Easy way to tell,,just jack the vehicle up by the rear bumper in the center of the back. only a few inches ,if the wheels "stand " back up the coil springs are at fault. The Firestone guys are correct I think but that is only a "band-aid" on the real problem.
REMOVE REAR SEAT AND PACKAGE SHELF TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE UPPER SHOCK ATTACHING NUTS.REMOVE UPPER ATTACHING NUTS. RAISE VECHICLE REMOVE REAR WHEEL AND SUPPORT THE LOWER CONTROL ARM WITH A JACK REMOVE LOWER SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING BOLT. REMOVE SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY FROM THE VECHICLE. COMPRESS THE COIL SPRING WITH THE PROPER SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. REMOVE CENTER RETAINING NUT HOLDING THE UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. SLOWLY DECOMPRESS THE COIL SPRING.REMOVE THE MOUNTING INSULATOR AND THE COIL SPRING. REMOVE THE COIL SPRING. TO INSTALL COMPRESSED COIL SPRING ONTO THE STRUT ASSEMBLY. BE SURE TO THE END OF THE SPRING IS IN THE NOTCH ON THE LOWER SEAT.INSTALL UPPER MOUNTING INSULATOR. YOU WILL NEW LOCKNUT FOR THE CENTER RETAINING NUT OF THE COIL SPRING. CENTER RETAINING NUT AND TORQUE THE NUT TO 13 TO 17 FT LBS. SLOWLY REMOVE THE SPRING COMPRESSOR TOOL. INSTALL SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY IN THE VECHICLE AND INSTALL THE MOUNTING FASTERNERS AND TORQUE LOWER MOUNTING BOLTS TO 72 - 87 FT LBS. INSTALL WHEEL.LOWER VECHICLE. WARNING COIL SPRING UNDER EXTREME LOADS WHEN COMPRESSED.BESURE TO PROPERLY ALIGN THE SPRING WITH THE COMPRESSING TOOL TO PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY FROM THE SPRING RELEASING UNEXPECTEDLY.
open the trunk remove the trim panel to clear the upper shock mount nut.loosen wheel nuts raise rear of vehicle support on jack stands.support trailing arm.with a jack .remove the shock absorber mounting nut and bolt.then remove the upper two bolts at wheel well above the coil spring.do one wheel at a time becauses it will damage brake lines if you remove both shocks. besure to block the front wheels to keep car from moving.
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.
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.
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
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.
they are simple to change however you will need a spring compressor.
1 jack car and use axle stands to support the car. 2 remove wheel 3 behind drum or disc break assembly you will see shock absorber assembly 5 remover lower but (it may be very tight due to corrosion and time). 6 undo top nut located in boot around the top of the wheel arch. This may require the removal of some interior trim. 7 compress spring using spring compressor (use device instructions as these vary from type to type) 8 Undo top nut on the shock absorber assembly, remover cap spring and other rubbers.
Reinstalling is basically the instructs in reverse.