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What do I need to take off to remove the front strut of an o6 dakota

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What do I need to take off to remove the front strut of an o6 dakota
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 6 years ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. Let me see if I can help you with this. Here is the complete procedure for you. I hope this is helpful,


02 - Front Suspension/Front/SHOCK ABSORBER, Suspension/Removal
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8677 - Remover, Ball Joint

Originally Shipped In Kit Number(s) 8685, 8685CC, 8712, 9973, 9974, 9975.

1. Remove the upper shock nuts (1).

2. Raise and support the vehicle.
3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
4. Remove the disc brake caliper mounting bolts.
5. Remove the wheel speed sensor routing clip.
6. Remove the upper ball joint nut and separate the ball joint (1) from the knuckle (3) using special tool 8677 (2).
7. Support the lower control arm outboard end.

8. Remove the stabilizer link lower nut (5) and then separate the stabilizer link (1) from the lower control arm (6) to gain access to the lower shock nut (3) (Refer to 02 - Front Suspension/Front/LINK, Stabilizer Bar - Removal) .
9. Remove the lower shock bolt (4) and nut (3).
10. Remove the shock (2).



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