From a previous post I refer to all the time-
On 11/1/2013 at 0:21 PM, AustrianVespaGuy said:
This is actually a project that I'm just about to embark on also so while we're on the topic I'd like to verify what seems to be the consensus as to the proper method. Please correct any steps that aren't right:
1.) Jack up, jack stands, etc.
2.) Remove wheel and brake caliper (hang out of the way, no need to disconnect hydraulics)
3.) Cut the safety wire and undo the three bolts holding the strut to the control arm
4.) Separate tie rod end from front knuckle.
5.) Undo three top mount bolts on top of fender well
6.) Remove if enough clearance, if not, go to steps 7 and 8.
7.) Disconnect stabilizer bar link from control arm
8.) Disconnect control arm and radius link from front subframe.
That all sound right? Also, does anyone know where to get new spring pads/seats? I figure I ought to replace those while I have everything apart. Thanks!
delete items 4,7 and 8.
two caliper bolts, three lower strut bolts, three upper strut nuts and take it out.
edit....and the one little bolt that holds the brake hose bracket to the strut....i forgot about that one as i don't use it on my car.