Question about Chevrolet Classic

1 Answer

Need instructions on how to install rear air shocks on a 1965 Cheverolet truck

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 6,982 Answers

Reasonably easy to install. Remove the old shocks and replace them with the air shocks. Place the hose fittings where they won't run into anything. Attach the hoses and run them to the rear bumper. attach both lines to the "t" fitting supplied in the hose kit. find a hole in the underside of the rear bumper (or drill one) and mount the "t".Fill the shocks to around 40psi and check all your connections with soapy water to make sure they don't leak. Secure the lines to the chassis so they don't hang down and you are finished! One note. The fittings do not need to be super tight. the small "o" rings in the kit are pretty fat and usually seal pretty well hand tight. On a truck, generally you don't need to jack it up to do the job. If you do, take care not to raise it so far the wheels hang as the rear can drop when you disconnect the shocks.
It won't fall out but even a drop of several inches can hurt if your head is under there!!

Posted on May 30, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Are rear shocks hard to replace? Do I need a special tool?


they are air shocks,if you dont know how,then get someone to do it,it is not easy and you will need to replace air hose too

Jul 22, 2015 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Does a 1965 mustang have a suspension overload spring


Not exactly. The Mustang of that series had leaf springs and "overload" springs were usually a set with an extra leaf or two. Overload shocks were shock absorbers with an additional coil spring.
I don't think you could special order overload springs since the car was not designed to haul any extra weight like a truck or station wagon.

Jun 26, 2012 | 1965 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

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
    To install:
  5. Position the top of the shock absorber with the insulator attached into the suspension support.
  6. Install or connect the following:
    • Upper shock insulator, retainer and nut. Torque the nut to 55 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
    • 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
prev.gif next.gif

Jul 29, 2010 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

1 Answer

Instructions for replacing shocks & struts


Ok first off if the vehicle is equipped with air ride you need to turn the air ride off or you will blow out the rear bags when the rear is off the ground.

For the front Remove the wheel. Take off the upper shock nut. Now remover the two lower retaining nuts. Compress the shock and pull it out. Install in reverse order. Before installing the new shock push the piston completely down and allow it to return. Do this 2 to 3 times.

For the rear remove the wheel support the rear end with jack stands at the jack points. Now use your jack (not a scissor jack) and place it under the rear diff to support the rear diff. If you have another set of jack stands use them and support the rear axle as it sits.

Remove the lower shock bolt. Now remove the two upper shock bolts and the shock will come right out.



Jul 02, 2010 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

965 Ford Mustang 2+2 fastback. I noticed a hose hanging rear


The hose is likely the differential vent hose. If you get under there and take a look around the rear end you will likely see where it was originally secured.

Mar 14, 2010 | 1965 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

How do you install 1965 mustang quarter panel


Remove rear seat and interior side panels. You'll see nuts on the posts for the trim pieces.

Oct 13, 2009 | 1965 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

Are their any speical problems or tricks in replacing air adjustable rear schocks on a 2001 buick custom


Removal & Installation

  1. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  2. Support the control arm with a jack stand.

    0900c152802427b0.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Use support bracket tool J-23028-01 mounted on a jack to support the rear lower control arm
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Electronic Ride Control (ELC) air tube from the shock Two bolts securing the shock to the control arm Trunk trim to gain access to the shock upper mounting nuts. Cover, the two nuts, and the reinforcement from the top of the shock Shock from the vehicle

    0900c152802427e1.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Remove the cover to gain access to the upper shock absorber mounting components-rear suspension


    0900c152802427e2.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the lower shock absorber mounting to the knuckle assembly-rear suspension


To install:
Install or connect the following:

Shock, reinforcement, and the two nuts. Tighten the mounting nuts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm). Shock cover Trunk trim Shock-to-control arm bolts and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm) ELC air tube to the shock. Tire and wheel assembly

Apr 09, 2009 | 2001 Buick LeSabre

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8266 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...