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 Post subject: REAR COIL SPRINGS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:25 am 
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Location: Delmar NY
jack up vehicle
place on jack stands
remove wheel
use a jack to lift / compress the suspension
remove the 2 upper shock mount nuts removing the shock completely is not necessary, the job CAN be done without removing them from the lower control arm.
(IF YOUR CAR IS EQUIPT WITH A SWAY BAR)
disconnect sway bar from lower control arm by removing 12mm nut from the bottom side of the control arm
SLOWLY lower the jack letting the spring expand and the shock fall loose.
move the jack out of the way and (the way i did it) standing next to the car i step on the drum and push down hard, as if i were trying to stand on it and to keep my balance i grab hold of the fender.
i have found that the bottom comes loose first and the top may be stuck on the rubber spacer and may need a hit with a dead blow to break it free

Remove old spring
incert new one (making sure to position correctly)
jack up lower control arm slowly making sure the upper shock bolts align with the bolt holes
reinstall upper shock nuts (torque to spec)
lower jack and pull out of the way
reinstall wheel
lower car off of jack stands and enjoy

I hope this helps someone out there
Sprockit


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 Post subject: Re: REAR COIL SPRINGS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Location: burlington,ontario
this works well on the older body styles mk2/3 when i did the springs on my mk5 i had to use a spring compresor to get them out. puting the lower springs back in was no problem

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 Post subject: Re: REAR COIL SPRINGS
PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:37 pm 
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well i dont know what this MK stuff means but i have done it on a 94 and 95 metro and they were both the same


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