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Old 03-26-2001, 01:32 AM
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Start under the car.

See the drag link? That's the long piece that basically connects the left and right front wheels. Coming off the drag link is a sideways shock, the other end is bolted to the front sub frame. I think the bolts at each end are 19mm bolts. Unbolt, remove old damper, place new damper in the slots and tighten the bolts. I couldn't find any torque values for the damper bolts, so I just torqued em to about 2 grunts to be sure they didn't come loose.

Finish by crawling out from under the car.

Much easier if you use a set of drive on ramps. Gives plenty of room to work, but not enough to swing a cat.
Mike Tangas
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