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Mitsubishi Outlander: Shock Absorber Assembly

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

CAUTION

Pre-removal operation

Post-installation operation

<2.4L Engine: 5 persons seat>

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

Removal steps

  1. Stabilizer link connection
  2. Lower arm and trailing arm connection
  3. Shock absorber and lower arm connection
  4. Shock absorber mounting nut
  5. Shock absorber assembly

<2.4L ENGINE: 7 persons seat, 3.0L ENGINE>

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

Shock absorber removal steps

  1. Stabilizer link connection
  2. Lower arm and trailing arm connection
  3. Shock absorber and lower arm connection
  4. Shock absorber mounting nut
  5. Shock absorber assembly

Coil spring removal steps

  1. Stabilizer link connection
  2. Lower arm and trailing arm connection
  3. Shock absorber and lower arm connection
  1. Coil spring
  2. Coil spring upper pad
  3. Coil spring lower pad

REMOVAL SERVICE POINT

LOWER ARM AND TRAILING ARM/SHOCK ABSORBER AND LOWER ARM DISCONNECTION

While jacking-up the lower arm with the garage jack, remove the mounting bolts.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING NUT REMOVAL

Remove the maintenance lid as shown in the figure, and then remove the shock absorber mounting nut.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

INSTALLATION SERVICE POINT

SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION

Install the shock absorber assembly so that the coil spring end faces the rear of the vehicle.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

INSPECTION

DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY <2.4L ENGINE: 5 PERSONS SEAT>

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

Disassembly steps

  1. Self-locking nut
  2. Washer
  3. Bushing B
  4. Collar
  5. Spring upper bracket assembly
  6. Spring upper pad
  7. Bushing A
  8. Plate
  9. Bump rubber
  10. Coil spring
  11. Shock absorber

Required Special Tools:

DISASSEMBLY SERVICE POINTS

SELF-LOCKING NUT REMOVAL

CAUTION The locking nut for the piston rod inside the shock absorber may be loose. Do not use an impact wrench to loosen the self-locking nut.

1. Install the special tool MB991796 to the special tool MB991793 as shown in the figure.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

2. Set the strut assembly to special tools: MB991793, MB991796, MB991794 and MB991830.

NOTE: Use the bolts and nuts removed from the vehicle to secure the shock absorber assembly and tighten them lightly by hand.

3. After setting the shock absorber assembly, operate the spring compressor and compress the coil spring by approximately 5 mm (0.20 in).

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

4. While holding the piston rod as shown in the figure, remove the self-locking nut.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

SHOCK ABSORBER DISPOSAL PROCEDURES

CAUTION Wear the protective glasses. Although the gas is harmless, drilling chips may be blown out by the gas.

Before disposal of the shock absorber, place the shock absorber on the level surface with the piston rod extended, and make a hole of approximately 3 mm (0.12 in) in diameter at the point shown in the figure to discharge the gas.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

ASSEMBLY SERVICE POINTS

COIL SPRING INSTALLATION

1. Install the coil spring end as shown in the figure, so that it should face the vehicle rearward

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

2. Set the shock absorber to special tools: MB991793, MB991796, MB991794 and MB991830, and slowly compress the coil spring while guiding the shock absorber piston rod through the hole on the upper spring bracket by hand:

NOTE: Use the bolts and nuts removed from the vehicle to secure the shock absorber assembly and tighten them lightly by hand.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

SELF-LOCKING NUT INSTALLATION

CAUTION The locking nut for the piston rod inside the shock absorber may be loose. Do not use an impact wrench to tighten the self-locking nut.

Counter the piston rod of the shock absorber as shown in the figure, and tighten the self-locking nut to the specified torque.

Tightening torque: 25 +- 5 N*m (19 +- 3 ft-lb)

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY <2.4L ENGINE: 7 PERSONS SEAT, 3.0L ENGINE>

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

Disassembly steps

  1. Self-locking nut
  2. Washer
  3. Bushing B
  4. Collar
  5. Spring upper bracket assembly
  6. Bushing A
  7. Plate
  8. Bump rubber
  9. Shock absorber

DISASSEMBLY SERVICE POINT

SELF-LOCKING NUT REMOVAL

Counter the piston rod of the shock absorber as shown in the figure to remove the self-locking nut.

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

ASSEMBLY SERVICE POINT

SELF-LOCKING NUT INSTALLATION

CAUTION The locking nut for the piston rod inside the shock absorber may be loose. Do not use an impact wrench to tighten the self-locking nut.

Counter the piston rod of the shock absorber as shown in the figure, and tighten the self-locking nut to the specified torque.

Tightening torque: 25 +- 5 N*m (19 +- 3 ft-lb)

Mitsubishi Outlander. Rear Suspension

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