The Dodge Dakota’s suspension is different from most vehicles. The front coil springs are separate from the shock absorbers, rather than being a part of the full shock absorber assembly. Also, the coil springs are installed only on two-wheel-drive models. Be very careful when removing a coil spring from the truck because it is under tremendous tension. This removal process will vary depending on the exact year of your Dodge Dakota.
Things You’ll Need: Floor jack, Jack stands, Tire iron, Wrench, Locking pliers, Spring compressor, Ball joint puller
- Raise the Dakota’s front end and lower it onto jack stands for support. Remove the wheel where the coil spring is. Unbolt and disconnect the stabilizer bar link from the lower control arm, using a wrench.