REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The coil springs are under a considerable amount of tension. Be extremely careful when removing or installing them; they can exert enough force to cause serious injury. A coil spring compressor is needed for removal and installation. This tool can usually be rented at tool rental shops.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the shock absorber. Disconnect the stabilizer bar.
- Support the vehicle at the frame so the control arms hang free.
- Disconnect the Anti-lock Brake Sensor and secure off to the side.
- Support the inner end of the control arm using tool No. J-23028 and a floor jack.
- Raise the jack enough to take the tension off the lower control arm pivot bolts.
- Chain the spring to the lower control arm.
- Remove first the rear, then the front pivot bolt.
- Cautiously lower the jack until all spring tension is released.
- Note the way in which the spring is installed in relation to the drain holes in the control arm and remove it.
- On installation, position the spring to the control arm and raise into place.
- Install the pivot bolts and reverse the rest of the removal procedures.