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#212337 - 02/02/09 05:40 PM Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango?
70sixpkRT Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2813
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
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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#212338 - 02/02/09 07:59 PM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
moparsquid Offline
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Registered: 07/04/03
Posts: 945
Loc: Spring Valley ,Ca.
there shouldnt be no problem,2 bol ts at the bottom and one nut at the top.

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#212339 - 02/03/09 07:12 AM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: moparsquid]
70sixpkRT Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2813
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
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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#212340 - 02/03/09 07:30 AM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
buildanother Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
Posts: 10097
Loc: chicagoland,usa
Must be a two wheel drive, as the 4x4's are straightforward and easily changed.

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#212341 - 02/03/09 08:01 AM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: buildanother]
ademon Offline
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Registered: 09/06/04
Posts: 6461
Loc: IL, Aurora
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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#212342 - 02/03/09 04:40 PM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: 70sixpkRT]
MoparJoe Offline
super gas

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2511
Loc: Tampa , Fl
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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#212343 - 02/03/09 06:48 PM Re: Changing front shocks on a 2002 Durango? [Re: MoparJoe]
70sixpkRT Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 2813
Loc: South San Francisco, Ca
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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