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    Default Any tips on changing rear springs

    Got to fix my broken spring at the w/e any tips to make it easy

    the haynes manual says I need to remove caliper and replace the bolts?

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    Undo shock bottom bolt, undo lower arm bolt push down on lower arm at same time pull spring out.

    refit in reverse

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    Always remember the Haynes manuals take into account manufacturer recommendations, so undamaged bolts that are not typically subject to high forces will probably be perfectly fine to re-use, while if done following the manufacturer's recommendations, they'd be looking to sell you new fittings as well as replacement units.

    Little dab of threadlock might be an idea when refitting though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    Undo shock bottom bolt, undo lower arm bolt push down on lower arm at same time pull spring out.

    refit in reverse
    Any force/jack needed as I want to replace my rear Ebiach ones for some not so low and cant remember if I did it on a ramp or outside my house.

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    Don't need to touch the caliper. As @Critch says, undo two bolts and spring will come out (with a bit of fighting).

    Personally, i'd jack up the back end and sit it on axle stands, then with the new spring in, jack the lower arm into position to align the bolt hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Any force/jack needed as I want to replace my rear Ebiach ones for some not so low and cant remember if I did it on a ramp or outside my house.
    Not massive amount mate easy as anything on ramp

    id use a bar an just put bit of leg pressure at sane time if doing it on stands.

    a second person makes it less awkward.

    but it is easy enough on ya own just pull on spring as you stand on bar that's levering lower arm.

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    Cheers guys sounds a lot easier than in the manual lol, be good to keep busy after recent events

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple595 View Post
    any tips to make it easy?
    Yes, read the HOW2

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    Thanks I did a search but didn't find it

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    First place I always look is in the HOW2 INDEX

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