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Old 11-28-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
LDS SVT
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Installation of rear springs.

I've seen a lot of people talking about how their rear control arm bushings seize on them when trying to remove to install their springs. I just got done installing my springs and wanted to make sure that I was right before I posted this little help.

To remove rear springs WITHOUT removal of the bolt that gets seized.
1: place wheel chocks on front tires
2: jack rear of vehicle up
3: take rear tires off (not really needed but helps)
4: remove shock bolt
5: REMOVE SWAYBAR END LINK. This will alow the rear arm to travel. It does take some force but if you have help or have a long pry bar it will be easy.
6: pry down on lower control arm or push down on the long swing arm connected to the body going towards the front of the vehicle.

I'm not saying this is the easiest way but it is the quickest and you don't have to mess with anything that is going to seize on you. Hopefully this helps somebody out.


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