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2018 / ECLIPSE CROSS / EC - Workshop Manual
34 -REAR SUSPENSION > SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY > SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
 
 
caution
  • The parts indicated by *1 should be temporarily tightened, and then fully tightened with the vehicle standing on the ground and the curb weight condition.
  • *2 indicates a bolt with stabilizer for coefficient of friction. When you tighten it, note the following:
    • Check the bolt for any damage.
    • Clean the seating and thread of the bolt.
    • Observe the specified torque.
Pre-removal Operation
Cargo Floor Box Removal (Refer to GROUP 52A - Interior Trim ).
Post-installation Operation
  • Cargo Floor Box Installation (Refer to GROUP 52A - Interior Trim ).
  • Check the Dust Cover for Cracks or Damage by Pushing it with Your Finger.
  • Check the Beam Direction of the Headlamp (Low Beam) (Refer to GROUP 54A - Headlamp Aiming ).
 
Removal steps
1.Rear height sensor to control link connection <Vehicles with headlamp automatic levelling system>
<<A>>>>A<<2.Stabilizer link connection
<<B>>3.Lower arm and trailing arm connection
<<B>>4.Shock absorber and lower arm connection
<<C>>5.Shock absorber mounting nut
<<D>>6.Shock absorber assembly
 
 
REMOVAL SERVICE POINTS
 
 
<<A>> STABILIZER LINK DISCONNECTION
 
Use a hexagon wrench to counterhold the stabilizer link as shown. Then use a wrench to remove the nut securing the stabilizer link to the lower arm
 
 
 
<<B>> LOWER ARM AND TRAILING ARM/SHOCK ABSORBER AND LOWER ARM DISCONNECTION
 
While jacking-up the lower arm with garage jack, remove the mounting bolts.
 
 
 
<<C>> SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING NUT REMOVAL
Remove the cargo floor box to remove the shock absorber mounting nut (Refer to GROUP 52A - Interior Trim ).
 
 
 
<<D>> SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL
After having loosened the lower arm and rear suspension crossmember connection, remove the shock absorber assembly.
 
 
 
INSTALLATION SERVICE POINT
 
 
>>A<< STABILIZER LINK CONNECTION
 
Use a hexagon wrench to counterhold the stabilizer link as shown. Then use a wrench to install the nut securing the stabilizer link to the lower arm.
 
 




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