Mechanics

CAN I REPLACE THE SHOCK ABSORBERS WITH THE VEHICLE'S WEIGHT ON THE WHEELS? IF NEED TO JACK, OK TO JACK UNDER CONTROL ARM?

2002 Isuzu Trooper • 144,000 miles

I have a 2002 Isuzu Trooper 4x4, automatic. Plan to change the front and rear shock absorbers. My first time doing this. I believe there are enough room for me to get to the bolts. Don't want to jack up vehicle and remove tire if I don't have to.

Can I replace the shock absorbers with the vehicle's weight on the wheels?

If I do have to jack the front up, is it safe to jack underneath the control arm?



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Talktalkcar
July 16, 2012.



You can do it on the ground but it will be easier to cack it up under the control arm

Djcl
Jul 16, 2012.