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Old 07-25-2002, 09:20 AM
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Ok guys,

I just picked up a MII frontend. Now I am trying to disasemble it and replace the bushing and inspect the rest. I am having a heck of of time removing the coil springs, I have a spring compressor. Is there an easy procedure that I'm over looking. Any and all help is much appreciated.

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I have just completed this job on a different car than you have. Generally the way it works is you mark the coil spring and its seat before you take it out so you can re-install it the same way. Then you put your spring compressor in and compress the spring just enough to take pressure off the control arms. Disconnect the lower ball joint, and with a jack under the lower control arm you carefully lower the arm down and remove the spring. Reverse the procedure to reinstall.
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I have had MII springs in and out of stock front ends zillions of times. The bottom spring end fits into a radical notch so it is hard to put it in wrong. I use an internal type spring compressor. Just make sure you put all 4 arms as far apart on the coils as possible and you should have no problems squeezing the spring enough to get it out.
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