Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Coil Spring

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Jack up the front of the vehicle and support it on stands, then remove the wheel. Remove the shock absorber.
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  3. Compress the coil spring using a spring compressor.
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  5. Disconnect the stabilizer bar from the strut.
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  7. Measure the distance from the end of the outer nut on the strut to the tip of the strut itself, then remove the strut. This measurement is later used during installation to align the strut.
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  9. After the strut is removed from the lower control arm, you should be able to pull the lower ball joint-to-control arm attachment out of the control arm.
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  11. Remove the coil spring.
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To install:
  1. Seat the compressed coil spring on its cushions, making sure the grooves for the spring ends are in the correct positions.
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  3. Reverse remaining procedures to install. When installing strut, adjust the outside nut so that it conforms to the measurement made in Step 4.
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