Chevrolet Nova/ChevyII 1962-1979

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Do not attempt to remove both coil springs from the rear suspension at once-replace them one at a time.

  1. Support the car securely on axle stands. Support the rear axle with an adjustable jack.
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  3. Disconnect both upper control arms from the axle.
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  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar (if so equipped) from the side you are working on.
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  7. Remove brake hose support bolt and support to permit the axle to drop. Do not disconnect any brake lines.
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  9. Remove the lower attachments from the shock on the side you are working on.
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  11. Lower the axle until the spring is no longer under compression, and remove it. Be careful not to pull the spring free of the axle and frame while it is still under compression.
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To install:

Use only replacement parts which match Chevrolet Specifications.

  1. Position the insulator on top of the spring with the lip downward so spring coils will locate it.
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  3. Position the spring between axle and frame with the upper end coil leg pointing outwards and directly perpendicular to the centerline of the vehicle-that is, pointing straight outward.
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  5. Make sure the spring is properly located-with top and bottom coils surrounding the appropriate parts of frame and axle so compression cannot cause it to spring free. Raise the axle on the jack.
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  7. Reconnect shock absorbers. Remount brake hose support. Connect stabilizer bar to axle.
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  9. Connect upper control arms to the axle. Remove the jack and lower the car to the ground.
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