6-31. SHOCK ABSORBER REPLACEMENT
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Drive socket (Appendix B, Item 168)
Ten locknuts (Appendix G, Item 67)
Two lockwashers (Appendix G, Item 117)
Hood raised and secured (TM 9-2320-280-10)
(front shock absorbers only).
M1037 and M1042 only:
Shelter removed (para. 11-120) (rear shock
Lower control arm supported (para. 6-29) (rear
shock absorbers only).
N O TE
The procedures for removing and installing all shock absorbers are
the same except rear lower shock pins must be installed with head
of pin facing rearward. This procedure covers the left front shock
N O TE
For rear shock absorber replacement on M1037 and M1042
models, it maybe necessary to spread frame from body by
positioning prybar between hinge mount bracket and rear bumper
to gain access to shock absorber retaining pin nut. Perform steps 1
through 3 only if required.
1. Remove four locknuts (6), washers (5), capscrews (4), and washers (5) from bumper bracket (3),
plate (2), and frame (1). Discard locknuts (6).
2. Remove two locknuts (12), washers (10), capscrews (9), washers (10), and tiedown bracket (8) from body
mount bracket (11) and rear bumper (7). Discard locknuts (12).
3. Remove two locknuts (12), washers (10), capscrews (9), and washers (10) from body mount
bracket (11) and rear bumper (7). Discard locknuts (12).