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I cant find anything on the forum search because im not really sure of what to search for. Well im taking my car to my auto class on tuesday and i was wondering if anyone can give me step by step instructions on how to take my old springs out and put new ones in. And tools needed. pics would be nice to. Plz and thanks you.

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Unless you want to remove the control arm, you will want to remove the three nuts and bolts on the bottom of the strut as well ( pray they aren't the original ball joints and riveted in).

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Then the brake caliper needs to be removed and wired up out of the way. And then you can put a foot on the sway bar and push down while lifting the strut up off the control arm and then dropping it out..

If you have an impact, just spin the nut off the top of the insert while the strut is lying on the ground. No spring compressor needed, nothing crazy really happens. Just give it room to pop off the strut.

-J

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if your just removing and installing the springs?

keep it simple or you'll be hitch-hiking home.

Anything more and you'll encounter rusted boken hardware,

find that you need more new parts (tierods, control arms,

shock, bushings, nuts and bolts)

simply remove the 3-nuts on top of the inner fender,

partially loosen the center shock rod nut,

THEN jack up the front end and finish removing the shock nut,

slide off the top bearing mount, and the spring comes off.

washer and spacer positioning is IMPORTANT!

YOU might need a spring compressor depending on what spring

is in there now? and what spring your installing?

sport springs which are shorter need very little in the way of

spring clamping. Stock springs need a lot of cranking of the

clamps so you can R & R the top bearing mount and for starting the shock nut

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If you have an impact, just spin the nut off the top of the insert while the strut is lying on the ground. No spring compressor needed, nothing crazy really happens. Just give it room to pop off the strut.

-J

Don't attempt to remove the top nut without a spring compressor unless the spring is loose (very short springs). The stock springs take a lot of compressing. People have been killed trying this.

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