Below guide will teach you How to Replace Shock Absorbers. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Floor Jack
- Combination Wrench Set
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Jack Stand Set
- 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
- Shock Absorber and Strut
- DIY Costs: Est. $56.58 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $158.20 parts and labor
- Park the vehicle on a level surface. Apply parking brake.
- Lift the front of the vehicle with floor jack. Chock the rear wheels.
- Take jack stands and rest the vehicle on them. This will ensure your safety during the repair work.
- Prop up the axle or control arm on a floor jack.
- Next, unfasten the lower retaining bolt and any rubber cushions and cushion holders.
- Now move on to the upper retaining bolts, cushions and holders.
- Take the shock absorber away.
- Take a new shock absorber and fix it by reversing the process.
- Torque the upper and lower retaining bolts properly. Consult manufacturer’s manual.
- Repeat the same process on the other side.
- Once the replacement is done, take a test drive of vehicle and make certain that the new shock absorbers are properly installed.