Arnott Installation Manuals
SK-3062
ARNOTT FRONT SHOCK KIT
FOR 2000-2006
VARIOUS SHORT WHEELBASE GM SUVs
VARIOUS LONG WHEELBASE GM SUVs

Congratulations on your purchase of an Arnott® air suspension product. We at Arnott Incorporated are proud to offer a high quality product at the industry’s most competitive pricing. Thank you for your confidence in us and our product.

Proper installation is essential to experience and appreciate the benefits of this system. Please take a moment to review these installation instructions before you begin to install these components on your vehicle. The removal and installation of air suspension products should only be performed by a fully qualified, ASE Certified, professional.

It is equally important to be aware of all necessary safety measures while installing your new Air Suspension System. This includes proper lifting and immobilizing of the vehicle and isolation of any stored energy to prevent personal injury or property damage.

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SK-3062 Arnott Front Shock Kit

WARNING: The air suspension system is under pressure (up to 10 bar, or 150 lbf/in). Verify pressure has been relieved and disconnect power to the air suspension system prior to disassembly. Do not allow dirt or grease to enter the system. Always wear standard hand, ear, and eye protection when servicing the air suspension system.

Arnott Industries® is committed to the quality of its products. If you have a question or problem with any Arnott product, please contact us by calling +1 321-868-3016 during normal business hours or email techassistance@arnottinc.com (In the EU please call +31 (0)73 7850 580 or email Info@arnotteurope.com).

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Reading this manual signifies your agreement to the terms of the general release, waiver of liability, and hold harmless agreement, the full text of which is available at www.arnottinc.com

Not to be stored below 5°F (-15°C) or above 122°F (50°C).

Avoid damage to air lines and cables.

Removal and installation is only to be performed by fully qualified personnel.

Use car manufacturer’s diagnostic software.

CAUTION: Damage to the vehicle and air suspension system can be incurred if work is carried out in a manner other than specified in the instructions or in a different sequence.

WARNING: To avoid the possibility of short circuits while working with electric components consult your owner's manual on how to disconnect your battery.

WARNING: Consult your vehicle owner's manual, service manual, or car dealer for the correct jacking points on your vehicle and for additional care, safety and maintenance instructions. Under no circumstances should any work be completed underneath the vehicle if it is not adequately supported, as serious injuries and death can occur.

FRONT SHOCK REMOVAL

1. Set steering to straight.

2. Raise vehicle.

3. Remove the front wheel. (FIGURE 1)

FIGURE 1
FIGURE 1

4. Locate and remove the upper shock sensor plug. Turn the plug counter clockwise to unlock it from the strut. (FIGURES 2, 3)

FIGURE 2
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 3

5. Support the lower A-Arm with a jack or other suitable device to relieve pressure from the shock’s mounting points. (FIGURE 4)

FIGURE 4
FIGURE 4

6. Remove the upper mounting nut, washer, and rubber isolator. (FIGURES 5, 6)

FIGURE 5
FIGURE 5
FIGURE 6
FIGURE 6

7. Remove the lower shock mounting nut and bolt. (FIGURES 7, 8)

FIGURE 7
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
FIGURE 8

8. Remove the shock from the vehicle. (FIGURE 9)

FIGURE 9
FIGURE 9

9. Removal complete.

FRONT SHOCK INSTALLATION

WARNING: Tighten all nuts and bolts to manufacturer's specifications during the installation process.

1. Remove the top nut, washer, and bushing from the top of the shock. (FIGURES 10, 11)

FIGURE 10
FIGURE 10
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 11

2. Install the shock into the vehicle. (FIGURE 12)

FIGURE 12
FIGURE 12

3. Reinstall the lower shock mounting nut and bolt and tighten to manufacturer’s specifications. (FIGURE 13)

FIGURE 13
FIGURE 13

4. Reinstall the bushing and washer onto the top of the shock. (FIGURES 14, 15)

FIGURE 14
FIGURE 14
FIGURE 15
FIGURE 15

5. Install the upper shock sensor plug onto the damping coil and attach to the top of the strut. (FIGURES 16, 17)

FIGURE 16
FIGURE 16
FIGURE 17
FIGURE 17

6. Reinstall the nut onto the top of the shock, tightening to manufacturer’s specifications. (FIGURES 18, 19)

FIGURE 16
FIGURE 16
FIGURE 17
FIGURE 17

7. Installation complete.

NOTE:  Secure the sensor harness in a way not to interfere with any moving parts or components with excessive heat.



SK-3062 REV 4 04/03/2019