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Rear Spring removal????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    How the heck do you do this? I got the spring unbolted at the shackle but how do you ever get a wrench on the nut side of the front mount??
     
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    if its the same as my 85, and I remember correctly, you have to bring a a wrench almost straight down onto the nut from the inside of the frame. feel around, you'll find it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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  3. sled_dog

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    all my wrenches are longer than the space between my body and that bolt as far as I can see. Guess its try and lift the body off too, guess I'm doing my poly body mounts now as well.
     
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    i had the same problem on teusday. if i remember correctly it was a 7/8's nut, and i just moved it from the ratchet end until the nut lined up with a wrench, then it fit and held perfectly, all you have to do is ratchet it.
     
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    I was trying that but it wasn't working out, will try some more.
     
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    i have a 4" deep socket that i aquired from somewhere. thats what i used. still was not easy!!!
     
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    I figured out how to do it, had to go from the bottom through hole on the underside of the frame. Got the springs out just got a problem with my new bushings.
     

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