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How to you replace the shocks on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.

Customer Question

How to you replace the shocks on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Mark replied 7 years ago.
Front or rear?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Both front and rear
Expert:  Mark replied 7 years ago.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the nut, retainer and grommet from the upper stud in the engine compartment
  2. Remove the lower nuts and bolts from the axle bracket. Remove the shock absorber.

INSTALLATION

  1. Position the lower retainer and grommet on the upper stud. Insert the shock absorber through the shock tower hole.
  2. Install the lower bolts and nuts. Tighten nuts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.)
  3. Install the upper grommet and retainer on the stud in the engine compartment. Install the nut and tighten to 23 N·m (17 ft. lbs.)
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REMOVAL

  1. Raise and support the vehicle. Position a hydraulic jack under the axle to support it.
  2. Remove the upper nut and retainer from the frame rail stud
  3. Remove the lower nut and bolt from the axle bracket. Remove the shock absorber.

INSTALLATION

  1. Install the shock absorber on the upper frame rail stud. Install the shock absorber on the axle bracket.
  2. Install the retainer and nut on the stud. Tighten the upper nut to 70 N·m (52 ft. lbs.)
  3. Install lower bolt and nut finger tight.
  4. Remove the supports and lower the vehicle.
  5. Tighten the lower nut to 92 N·m (68 ft. lbs.)
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