that the new shock is hanging temporarily, we need to finish the
bottom part of this installation. In the upper left of the picture,
you can see the shock hangs down a couple of inches through the
bottom of the control arm.
would be nearly impossible to compress the shock up by hand
so you can tighten up the nuts on the studs. And since we have
a floor jack, there is no need to cause injury trying to do that.
put the floor jack under the shock, give it a few pumps, and the
jack will do the work for you. Once the shock is flush with
the lower control arm mount, start threading the nut(s) on.
this case, only one nut was needed to hold the shock temporarily.
that was done, I removed the jack (Note: Make sure the top stud
is centered on the hole), installed the other lower nut, and
tightened them up.
bottom is now done.
step / Conclusion.