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70sixpkRT
super gas


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango?
      #4995789 - Mon Feb 02 2009 05:40 PM

This is a stupid question but I will ask anyway. How do you change the front shocks on a 2002 Durango? I have never changed them on a front coil over car before. I want to install a set of Bilstein's.

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440-6PK
4-speed
3:54 Dana
13.01 @107.93 with street tires (not hooking up)

2000 Dodge Ram 4x4, 5.9
2002 Dodge Durango (wifes car)


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moparsquid
super street


Reged: Jul 04 2003
Loc: Spring Valley ,Ca.
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
      #4996444 - Mon Feb 02 2009 07:59 PM

there shouldnt be no problem,2 bol ts at the bottom and one nut at the top.

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70sixpkRT
super gas


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: moparsquid]
      #4997279 - Tue Feb 03 2009 07:12 AM

I guess I just jack up the front from the k member?

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440-6PK
4-speed
3:54 Dana
13.01 @107.93 with street tires (not hooking up)

2000 Dodge Ram 4x4, 5.9
2002 Dodge Durango (wifes car)


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buildanother
Mr. Loquacious


Reged: Aug 30 2005
Loc: chicagoland,usa
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
      #4997303 - Tue Feb 03 2009 07:30 AM

Must be a two wheel drive, as the 4x4's are straightforward and easily changed.

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ademon
master


Reged: Sep 06 2004
Loc: IL, Aurora
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: buildanother]
      #4997341 - Tue Feb 03 2009 08:01 AM

If the top side of the shock is a bayonett style make sure you use penatrating oil on it before you loosen the nut then clean the threads with a wire brush, then use a small wrench to hold the shaft and work the nut off. Trust me if you dont and try to muscle the small nut off it may damage the threads and the nut will lock up half way off then you will have to cut it off, this is what happend on one side of my 03, other side went fine when i did the above

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MoparJoe
super gas


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: Tampa , Fl
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
      #4998669 - Tue Feb 03 2009 04:40 PM

It shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, you don't even have to jack it up.

The quickest way for me it to buzz off the bolts on the bottom and for the top use a 12-18" long extension with a deepwell, place it over the nut/stud pull it towards you, the stud snaps and the shock falls out on the floor, repeat on the other side.

If you get really bored check the balljoints, if it has more than 50k they probably need replaced too.


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70sixpkRT
super gas


Reged: Jan 20 2003
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: MoparJoe]
      #4999026 - Tue Feb 03 2009 06:48 PM

Thanks for all the replies. It is a 2 wheel drive Durango.

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440-6PK
4-speed
3:54 Dana
13.01 @107.93 with street tires (not hooking up)

2000 Dodge Ram 4x4, 5.9
2002 Dodge Durango (wifes car)


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