Home Auto Repair 1972-1973 Chevrolet Luv Front Suspension Replacement

1972-1973 Chevrolet Luv Front Suspension Replacement

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Download SHOCK ABSORBER Removal – Raise vehicle. Hold shock absorber upper stem with a wrench and remove retaining nut, retainer and rubber grommet. Remove lower shock absorber pivot bolt from lower control arm and remove shock absorber. Installation — Check shock absorber and replace if necessary. Fully extend shock absorber, place lower retainer and grommet on stem and slide shock absorber into position. Install upper grommet and retainer on stem and tighten nut to specification. Slide bolt thru lower shock absorber mount and shock absorber. Tighten bolt to specification and lower vehicle. LOWER CONTROL ARM STRUT BAR Removal — Raise vehicle and remove double nuts, washers and rubber bushings from front side of strut bar. Remove two bolts holding strut bar to lower control arm and remove strut bar. Installation – Place washer and bushing on strut bar and slide rod thru frame bracket. Place second set of washers and bushings on end thru bracket and start on one nut but do not tighten. Bolt other end of strut to lower control arm and tighten to specification. Lower vehicle and tighten nut left loose to specification, install second nut and tighten to specification. STABILIZER BAR Removal — Raise vehicle and disconnect stabilizer bar from lower control arm. Remove brackets holding bar to frame and remove bar. Remove link bolt, spacers and rubber grommets from lower control arm or stabilizer bar.