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Front Coil Spring

Postby dalbuie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:52 pm

Hi,

I've just removed my nearside front coil spring and have purchased a new one. I've removed all I can to push the wishbone down as far as I can but my small spring compressors are not up to the job so am looking for a new set.

Was looking at this set - http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/laser-0290-coil-spring-compressor-heavy-duty?da=1&TC=RV-040810290 - which is rated at 1500KG and wondered if anyone had tried them or have any tips on the replacement or suitable compressors.

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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby MrMPuk » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:58 pm

What van are we talking about because you shouldn't need a spring compressor?
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby dalbuie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:06 pm

A P Reg Smiley. I've removed the hub from the wishbone but it would take a lot of force to move the wishbone down far enough to get the spring to fit in. Worried I would break something so thought it would be best to compress the spring a bit.

What is the bets fitting procedure?
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby MrMPuk » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:08 pm

Have you unbolted the shock absorber, track rod and anti roll bar link rod (if fitted)?
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby dalbuie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:27 pm

Yes, only the front and side wishbone bush still connected.

I probably could lever it down to allow the spring into the top cup but wasn't sure if this was the way to do it.
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby MrMPuk » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:31 pm

If everything's disconnected then there's nothing to damage. :wink:
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby dalbuie » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:33 pm

Cheers.

I thought it might affect the bushes if they were strained too far but I'll have another go.
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby darkbluevanman » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:22 pm

dalbuie wrote:Cheers.

I thought it might affect the bushes if they were strained too far but I'll have another go.


loosen the bolts off on the wishbone if your worried...
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Re: Front Coil Spring

Postby dalbuie » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:39 pm

A crow bar and a small jack and all popped into place :D
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