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.
The vehicle load is supported by the springs, or if so equipped, torsion bars. But the ball joint or joints take a good deal of stress from steering and especially driving on rough or bumpy roads, transmitted through the wheel and steering knuckle.
how do you replace the rear springs on a renault espace
There is no set time or mileage when to replace automotive springs. It would be when springs are fatigued, cracked or broken. At that point the springs should be replaced in pairs.
The drums don't disassemble-they are one piece. They should be removed and turned by a shop then you should replace springs on backing plate and shoes. It is not a job for a novice. the shoes can be purchased with/without the springs and are color coded.
He is right, the LMC cataloge was the only place I found it. But as warning, it is WAY easier to just replace the whole steering column. You can get one at any junk yard for $150, and it will only take a few hours to replace. Tearing into the column you will need a steering wheel puller, a plate compressing tool, and once you get to the tilt part you might as well forget about putting all those springs and little parts back together. the lmc truck cataloge online! then, they will, if you want, send you one for free....some of their pics are better then in my chilton!
How do you replace trunk lid springs on a 107 body 1983 mercedes 380sl?
Don't bother,replace with regular coil springs
you need a large pair of channel locks or brake spring removal tool, i use channel locks, but watch your knuckles ,those springs are knuckle busters !
get your rotors turned. or it may be cheaper to buy new ones. undo the caliper to steering knuckle bolts and caliper sliding pins. remove old pads, use brake lube on pad to caliper contacting surfaces. caliper to knuckle bolts need to be around 130 ft/lbs, pins need to be around 40 i believe. as for the rears replace wheel cylinders if they are weeping as it will contaminate new brakes. check drums for out of round/taper, remove hold-down springs (the ones that hold the shoes to the backing plate so that you remember where your springs go, if your springs are worn buy a combi-kit that will contain all new springs. make sure you wash the new drums and rotors thoroughly before installing as they come coated in an anti-corrosive chemical for transporting. after you get your brakes installed tighten the drums in the back via the hole in your backing plate with a screw driver, you want to turn the star-wheel until you have slight friction when hand turning the tires.
replace coil springs in a nissan 300zx
It isn't hard at all aslong as you have patience and alittle know how. Be warned I highly suggest you take the struts once removed from the car to a service center to have them remove the strut from the springs!
A cracked spring can suddenly break causing an accident. Replace the cracked springs, ASAP.
The coil springs are not easy to remove or install. The spring needs to be compressed in order to be removed. It takes several hundred pounds of pressure to compress the spring.
The rear brake shoes, on a Kawasaki 3010 Mule, will come off. When the brake springs are removed. Reverse the process to install new brake shoes.
have u taken the steering wheel off, if u did,their are 2 one inch springs that will fall out of their holes, these springs make contact on metal when u push horn,if u lost them u can use the springs off a writing pen, i did, i replace horns and horn relay until i figured that those 2springs that fell out went to the horn
You have to replace with springs and shocks
yes, I put Springs on my car And removed my air ride bags Springs from a crown vic with springs fit right on, no problems rides nice too, Mike
If you replace the manual leveling shocks on the rear with regular shocks you also have to replace the rear coil springs with stiffer ones. Use gm part #15182559 or bilstein part #199021 to replace the coil springs. The coil springs that come with the manual leveling shocks are not stiff enough to use with regular shocks, causing the rear end to droop.
The Dodge Intrepid does not have rear struts. This automobile has rear shocks and springs. The shocks can be removed by removing the retaining bolts on the top and bottom of the shock. Reverse the process to install the new shocks.
Because they've gone soft and saggy.
Replace them in pairs. If you replace one front, replace both. One rear, both.
if you go with original equipment you need to replace either shocks or springs or both with factory specifications. shocks are matched to springs by load capacity and rebound force, you see, if you swap out shocks for race shocks they will be a lot more stiff, you can play with shocks a little but the springs must match the shock specs. an example would be say,you replace your factory springs with racing-lowering springs, but stuck with factory shocks, the car would bounce all over the road cause the springs are much stronger than the damping load the shocks are designed to handle
Actually it is better to take it to a big truck shop and they can respring them and add extra springs if you want.
You can't. The springs around them need to be removed with a spring compressor and put back on the new struts with the spring compressor if the springs are still good. These springs are under very high tension and if you try to do it yourself you'll get a strut right through your skull! The rear shocks are easy, but for struts, take it to a professional, then it will be aligned properly too.