Saturday, October 25, 2008

Swapping out the Front Springs

After unsuccessfully trying to use this tool to replace the springs on the front strut assemblies, I ended up going to Les Schwab Tire Center and they swapped out the springs for $30. Much less time and much less hassle than trying to do it myself.

One word of caution: Make sure to keep the correct orientation between the bottom of the strut and the bolts that go into the shock tower. After the spring comes out, the whole thing rotates easily. If you take your strut assemblies to a shop, make sure to mark the bottom of the strut relative to the orientation of the bolts on top.

Okay, back to the firewall rack...

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