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How to replace front shock bsorbers - 1998 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 19-11-2018

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This is for the 2WD model:
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  1. \015\012Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely using jack stands.
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  2. \015\012Using an open end wrench, hold the shock absorber upper stem to prevent it from turning, then remove the upper stem retaining nut, the retainer and rubber grommet.
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\015\012Common front shock absorber mounting-2WD vehicles
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  1. \015\012Remove the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and lower the shock absorber assembly from the bottom of the control arm.
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  2. \015\012Inspect and test the shock absorber; replace it, if necessary.
\015\012To install:
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  1. \015\012Fully extend the shock absorber stem, then push it up through the lower control arm and spring so that the upper stem passes through the mounting hole in the upper control arm frame bracket.
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  2. \015\012Install the upper shock absorber nut and tighten to 100 inch. lbs. (11 Nm) on 1994 models 145 inch lbs. (16 Nm) on 1995 models, 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm) on 1997-99 models while holding the stem with an open end wrench. Be careful not to crush the rubber bushing.
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  3. \015\012Install the shock absorber-to-lower control arm retaining bolts and tighten to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) on 1994-95 models and 54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm) on 1996 models, or 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm) on 1997-99 models.
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  4. \015\012Remove the jack stands and carefully lower the vehicle.
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