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 Post subject: Help changing rear springs!!
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:35 am 
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Anyone can tell me how to change the rear springs? If any one knows if there are docs to do this on here please link it to me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Help changing rear springs!!
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:46 pm 
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1. Undo the top shock mounts (one bolt under the plastic behind the rear seat for each)
2. Undo the lower shock bolt (Middle of spring on diff) and remove shock (lower down through eye of spring).
3. Get spring compressors from any auto parts shop, compress spring and remove..

Easiest thing to do ever!

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:29 am 
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Changing rear shocks is easiest thing ever. Ive heard some stories of things going wrong with the springs, remember how much force is in them when compressed.

Be careful with a compressed spring.
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:01 am 
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You should only need to compress it slightly to remove it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help changing rear springs!!
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:02 am 
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Thank you heaps guys, dont worrie il be careful
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 Post subject: Re: Help changing rear springs!!
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:33 am 
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you dont need to compress the springs on the rear of an e series, just jack the whole rear of the car up and put stands under the chassis so the rear suspension is off the ground, undo both shocks and remove them, the rear suspension will now have dropped enough to just pull them out or atleast enough to push down slightly and the spring will fall out... easy!!
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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:35 am 
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done this dozens of times, spring compressors not nessasary for the rears. Only softies use them, you should have enough strength in your hands to compress it the amount that is actually required to release it from the seats. if your lowering it, then not needed at all.

God supplied you with spring compressors on the ends of your arms, use em save cash.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:52 am 
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anyone wanna go through the process of front? :)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:54 am 
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yeah i did it the way troyman suggested, straight out of the old gregories, was one of the first things i did on the car mechanically actually. Only need spring compressors for the fronts, beauty of a live axle eh?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:22 am 
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Sefton wrote:
yeah i did it the way troyman suggested, straight out of the old gregories, was one of the first things i did on the car mechanically actually. Only need spring compressors for the fronts, beauty of a live axle eh?



Here, Here good sir.

Instructions for the front can be found in any gregories or max elleries, go get yourself one, or do a search and download it, its free and only 114meg or there abouts.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:34 pm 
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shouldn't even need instructions. if you take a good look for yourself its pretty simple
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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:39 pm 
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teeroy wrote:
anyone wanna go through the process of front? :)


+1!

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Why dont you buy a Greggories manual or the like.
It will be your Bible.
Processes are layed out clearly and in lay-mans terms including pictures and anything too hard to attempt for most will be stated there as such.

When it comes to repairing motor cars, the key is patience (to ensure corners arent cut, things broken or forgotten about), a good eye (to remeber where everything goes or lable bolts and such in glad snap bags, take photos ect) and the right state of mind (do it right the first time) and it WILL work out fine...

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