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Must the steering knuckle be removed to replace the front coil springs in an 84 Park Avenue?


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2011-09-13 11:51:43
2011-09-13 11:51:43
pop that knuckleSure. Support the lower control arm with a floor jack, separate the steering knucklefrom the upper control arm with a "pickle fork", or other ball joint separating tool.Some auto parts stores will rent the tool to you.

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I have a '96 and I know they changed some things, but to my knowledge it's not necessary. I've completely removed my upper control arms without touching the coil springs. The coil spring goes from the lower arm to the frame, and the upper only connects to the steering knuckle.

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