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How do you change the shocks on a Dodge Ram 1500?

How to Replace Front Shocks 02-05 Dodge Ram 1500
  1. step 1: Remove the shock absorbers (0:41) Spray penetrating oil on the two bolts at the top and the bottom. Use an 18 mm wrench to remove the top nut.
  2. step 2: Install the new shock absorber (2:40) Thread on the washer and bushing and put the bottom bolt into place and torque to 100 ft lbs.

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Also know, how do you change the shock absorbers on a Dodge Ram 1500?

How to Replace Front Shocks 02-05 Dodge Ram 1500

  1. step 1: Remove the shock absorbers (0:41) Spray penetrating oil on the two bolts at the top and the bottom. Use an 18 mm wrench to remove the top nut.
  2. step 2: Install the new shock absorber (2:40) Thread on the washer and bushing and put the bottom bolt into place and torque to 100 ft lbs.

Also Know, will new shocks make ride smoother? Improved handling, shorter stopping distances, and a smoother ride are the benefits you realize from changing struts. Air shock absorbers improve ride quality by limiting suspension movement. Worn shocks can make for an uncomfortable ride, but, more importantly, they can compromise your ability to control the vehicle.

Considering this, how much does it cost to replace shocks and struts on a Dodge Ram?

The average cost for a Dodge Ram 1500 suspension shock or strut replacement is between $258 and $273. Labor costs are estimated between $52 and $67 while parts are priced at $206. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.

Should I replace all 4 shocks at the same time?

Yes, you need to replace both shocks at the same time. One new shock can (and will) have an adverse effect on the handling and thus safety. A new shock has different damping characteristics as the old one and it can lead to weird steering behaviour, loss of grip on one wheel, etc.

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