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Equator 2WD V6-4.0L (2009)

Steering and Suspension > Suspension > Suspension Spring ( Coil / Leaf ) > Component Information > Service and Repair > Removal and Replacement > Page 3916

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Discard the piston rod lock nut, use a new nut for assembly. 

4) Remove the components from the shock absorber.

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Keep the spring compressed in the commercial service tool if reusing it for assembly.

INSPECTION AFTER DISASSEMBLY

Shock Absorber Assembly

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Check for smooth operation through a full stroke, both compression and extension.

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Check for oil leakage on welded or gland packing portions.

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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.

Coil Spring

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Check for cracks, deformation or other damage and replace if necessary.

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Check the free spring height.
Front spring free height
2WD: 345.4 mm (13.6 in)
4WD: 356 mm (14.0 in)

ASSEMBLY

1) When installing coil spring on strut, it must be positioned as shown.

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