Equator 2WD V6-4.0L (2009)
Steering and Suspension > Suspension > Suspension Spring ( Coil / Leaf ) > Component Information > Service and Repair > Removal and Replacement > Page 3916
Discard the piston rod lock nut, use a new nut for assembly.
4) Remove the components from the shock absorber.
Keep the spring compressed in the commercial service tool if reusing it for assembly.
INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY
Shock Absorber Assembly
Check for smooth operation through a full stroke, both compression and extension.
Check for oil leakage on welded or gland packing portions.
Check piston rod for cracks, deformation or other damage and replace if necessary.
Mounting Insulator and Rubber Parts
Check cemented rubber-to-metal portion for separation or cracks. Check rubber parts for deterioration and replace if necessary.
Check for cracks, deformation or other damage and replace if necessary.
Check the free spring height.
1) When installing coil spring on strut, it must be positioned as shown.
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