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Old 09-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Blue5ive View Post
Cars were on jackstands. Wheels off of course. Jacked up lca abit. Removed shock. Let lca all the way down. Stood on lca, gripped fender and bounced/pushed down while other person grabbed spring. First time we tried didn't work cuz we forgot to unbolt swaybars. It was a tight extraction.
Someone else said pretty much the same thing. I had to do the job by myself. No way was I gonna get that spring out like that.

Even so, it seems a lot simpler to just undo the upper control arm bolt and pry the thing out easy rather than doing it your way. Especially with an impact wrench.
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