FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER REMOVAL


  1. REMOVE FRONT WIPER MOTOR AND LINK


    1. Remove the front wiper motor and link Click here.

  2. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

  3. SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR

    A011BBV

    1. Remove the 3 bolts and separate the front speed sensor and front flexible hose.

  4. SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY

    A011A43

    1. Remove the nut and separate the stabilizer link from the shock absorber.

  5. SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY

    A011ABK

    1. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut.

    2. A0117XGE01

      Install SST (spacer B) to the threaded section of the tie rod end.

      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02060 )

      Note

      Make sure the upper ends of the threaded section of the tie rod end and SST (spacer B) are aligned.

    3. Using SST, separate the tie rod end from the front axle assembly.

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      Text in Illustration
      *1 Place the wrench here
      SST
      09960-20010   ( 09961-02010 )

      Note


      • Make sure to tie the string of SST to the vehicle to prevent SST from dropping.

      • Install SST so that A and B are parallel.

      • Be sure to place the wrench on the part indicated in the illustration.

      • Do not damage the ball joint dust cover.

      • Do not damage the front disc brake dust cover.

  6. REMOVE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT DUST COVER

  7. REMOVE FRONT SHOCK ABSORBER WITH COIL SPRING

    A01197UE01

    1. Using SST and a long socket hexagon wrench 6, loosen the front support to front shock absorber nut of the front shock absorber.

      Text in Illustration
      *1 Long Socket Hexagon Wrench 6
      SST
      09817-33190
      09922-10010

      Note


      • Do not remove the front support to front shock absorber nut.

      • Loosen the nut only when the front shock absorber with coil spring needs to be disassembled.

    2. A0118B9

      Remove the 2 nuts and 2 bolts and separate the shock absorber with coil spring from the steering knuckle.

      Tech Tips

      Keep the bolt from rotating while loosening and removing the nuts.

    3. A0119E0

      Remove the 3 nuts and the No. 2 suspension support.

    4. Remove the front shock absorber with coil spring from the vehicle.