GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise the car by the frame so that the rear axle can be independently raised and lowered.
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  3. Support the rear axle with a floor jack.
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  5. If equipped with brake hose attaching brackets, disconnect the brackets allowing the hoses to hang free. Do not disconnect the hoses. Perform this step only if the hoses would otherwise be stretched and damaged when the axle is lowered.
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  7. Disconnect the track bar from the axle.
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  9. Remove the lower shock absorber bolts and lower the axle. Make sure the axle is supported securely on the floor jack and that there is no chance of the axle slipping after the shock absorbers are disconnected.
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On vehicles equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, remove the driveshaft.

  1. Lower the axle and remove the coil spring. Do not lower the axle past the limits of the brake lines or the lines will be damaged.
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To install:
  1. Position spring with the axle lowered.
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  3. On vehicles equipped with 4-cylinder engines, install the driveshaft.
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  5. Raise the axle and install the lower shock absorber bolts.
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  7. Connect the track bar to the axle.
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  9. Connect the brake hose attaching brackets, if removed.
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  11. Remove the support from the rear axle.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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