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Author Topic: Rear spring replacement  (Read 4420 times)

Offline benali

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Rear spring replacement
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:34:17 pm »
Can this be done by an average DIYer. Do I need a spring compressor?

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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:01:10 pm »
Yes and Yes, its one of the simpler jobs because the shock isn't internal to the spring.

Jack the car, remove the wheel, compress the spring, disconnect the anti-roll bar, disconnect the shock's lower bolt, slide out the spring.
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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 04:08:25 pm »
Thanks, just getting hold of a spring compressor is the problem then. Wasn't sure if the lower arm would drop sufficiently to allow removal without compressing?

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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 04:51:54 pm »
Not really, it probably would cleaar but it'll be a fight to get it out unless you can raise the car massively high
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