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Rear Spring Replacement


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Removal
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor (A) and the wheel speed sensor stay (B) from both sides of the axle beam. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.

  1. Position a floor jack under spring seat (A) on both sides of the axle beam (B). Raise the floor jack until the suspension begins to compress.
  1. Remove the damper mounting bolt (C) that connects the axle beam and the damper (D) from both sides.
  1. Lower the floor jack gradually.

  1. Remove the spring (A), the upper mounting rubber (B), and the lower mounting rubber (C). Do not lower the jack more than necessary.

Installation
  1. Install the upper mounting rubber (A) on the spring (B) by aligning the upper end (C) of the spring with the ledge portion (D) of the upper mounting rubber.

  1. Install the lower mounting rubber (A) on the spring (B) by aligning the upper end (C) of the spring with the ledge portion (D) of the lower mounting rubber.

  1. Install the tab (A) of the lower mounting rubber into the groove (B) of the lower spring seat.
    NOTE:
    • Make sure that the tab of the lower mounting rubber is properly installed into the axle beam (C).
    • Make sure that the spring was installed correctly.

  1. Position the floor jack under the lower spring seat (A) on both sides of the axle beam (B).
  1. Slowly raise the jack until you can align the bolt hole with the holes in the axle beam and the damper (C), and loosely tighten the new damper mounting bolt (D) on both sides.
  1. Raise the rear suspension with the jack until the vehicle just lifts off of the safety stands, then tighten the damper mounting bolts to the specified torque value.

  1. Install the wheel speed sensor (A) and the wheel speed sensor stay (B) on both sides of the axle beam.
  1. Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheels.