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Mustang II spring question

I will be replacing lower control arms on a car that has had a mustang II upgrade long ago... My question is will I need to do anything special with the springs when I pull things apart?? I know when I pull the arms off of my falcon I have to relieve the pressure on the springs...


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You need to control the spring. Spring compressors are the best way to do that, but I have controlled the spring by keeping a floor jack under the control arm with the car supported by jack stands under the frame. Once the ball joint is broken loose, lower the jack until the the tension is off the spring. Of course the shock was removed before starting the process unless you want it to serve as a safety net in case your jack slips. Re install by reversing the process.

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