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Author Topic: Coil Spring Removal Question  (Read 216 times)

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Offline Beaverseagle

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Coil Spring Removal Question
« on: February 23, 2021, 06:25:51 PM »
Hello all,

This is my first time removing any kind of front coil springs. I bought the best compressor Eastwood had because the thing looked really safe and beefy.  It does seem very safe worth the 150 bucks compared to the stuff I've seen at the chain stores.

I was reading through the removal steps.  I'm rebuilding the front end I have the steering knuckle completely off the car.  I removed the shock. 

The steps say to put the compressor on and compress the spring a bit, jack up the car, remove the tire, then unbolt the lower coil container. Then compress the spring until it comes loose and slide it out with the lower spring retainer.  Is that correct?

I'm wondering if I can should just compress the spring until it clears the lower spring retainer then pull it out?

Just a bit nervous about doing this so I want to know how you guys have done it.

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Online Taylor

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Re: Coil Spring Removal Question
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 07:49:58 PM »
Seems like your about half way there. I used a loaner spring compressor from Advance Auto. It wasn’t too difficult to remove. Just be very careful.
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Offline rmick

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Re: Coil Spring Removal Question
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 11:31:37 PM »
Yes the original tool attached to the lower spring retainer using the holes that the shock mounts to thats why th manual says to remove the retainer..  The tool you have will allow you to compress spring and remove it without removing the spring retainer.
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