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replacing front coils?

Discussion in '1983-2005 S-Series models' started by bryguy00b, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. bryguy00b

    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    how hard is it? i have to do it one my s-10..the driver side spring is broke..one of the coils on the bottom are broke and you can see it..thats why it leans a little to the side..
     
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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard that you can do it without disconnecting the lower ball-joint but I have never done it that way. To do it this way you would have to remove the inner piviot bolts for the lower control arms and lower it with a floor jack. The way I have done it is to undo the lower ball-joint and drop that end with a floor jack...but you will mess up the dust boot with a pickle fork and most will not come off any other way. That means you will also need a new ball-joint.

    Either way you will most likely need a INTERNAL spring compressor which you can rent for free (just a deposit that you get back) from AutoZone and maybe some other parts stores.

    I would not recomend just doing one. It isn't that hard of a job but some of the stuff can be tough to go back together.
     
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    bryguy00b 3/4 ton status

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    thanx ill keep this in mind..i might just let it go for the winter...really cold out now to do to much..i just gatat get the brakes done and get a new windshield in it..then put it on the road..
     

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