Monroe Installation Instructions

This unit has been tested and balanced, but it may be necessary to do a final adjustment on the vehicle.

Caution: Install pitman arm components, then tighten stud nut until there is sufficient tension to prevent rattles. Over tightening stud nut will cause poor recovery from turns and binding when turning. Looseness may result in wheel shimmy or excess play.

1954-58 Monroe Spool Assembly Adjustment

Turn end plug by pitman arm IN 1/6 turn at a time for the following conditions:

  • Left turn is too hard
  • Right turn is too easy
  • Poor recovery from right turns, but good recovery from left turns
  • Car wanders to the right

Turn end plug by pitman arm OUT 1/6 turn at a time for the following conditions:

  • Right turn is too hard
  • Left turn is too easy
  • Poor recovery from left turns, good recovery from right turns
  • Car wanders to the left

After final adjustment, replace cotter pin.

1959-60 Monroe Spool Assembly Adjustment 

Turn piston rod end plug OUT and turn pitman arm end plug IN the SAME amount (approximately 1/ 6 turn at a time) for the following conditions:

  • Left turn is too hard
  • Right turn is too easy
  • Poor recovery from right turns, but good recovery from left turns
  • Car wanders to the right

Turn pitman arm end plug OUT and piston rod end plug IN the SAME amount (approximately 1/6 turn at a time) for the following conditions:

  • Right turn is too hard
  • Left turn is too easy
  • Poor recovery from left turns, good recovery from right turns
  • Car wanders to the left

After final adjustment, tighten end plugs securely. (Approximately 50 ft. lbs. torque)

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