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Old 08-23-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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When putting new springs do you HAVE to use a spring compresser to remove the speing or can you just use a jack instead
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Doing mine this weekend, any ive done before a jack and a pry bar work
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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How long did it take you
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about 4 hours rear goes quick not much there. the fronts are a little more time consuming

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Here is a pretty good you tube video of the process.

1999-2004 Mustang Spring Installation Overview - YouTube
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Is the tie rod the first component thst yu remove
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:07 PM   #6
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Took me less that an hour for all four. I used a pry bar floor jack and the black scissor jack that comes with the car and an impact gun . Jack up the car (floor jack) take off tire and top part of caliper. Undo shocks and sway bar bolt Top bolt only ( back just shocks) after that it will drop make sure the car is plenty high off the ground. Pull the spring out put the new one in. I took my isos out. ( rubber grommets on springs) you an keep if you want. Put new spring in. Use the scissor jack to crank up control arm. And while the control arm is held up put the shock back on ( should only take off the top bolts in the shock ). Then the sway bar bolts. Remove the scissor jack put the caliper on then the wheel. Seems like a lot but like I said if you know what you're doing it takes less than an hour for all four wheels. Hope this helps
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the brake caliper, rotor, tie rod, sway bar bolts,strut bolts.

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Impact will absolutely make it a little quicker. lol
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i can do it in an hour with hand tools and no compressor with a friend...hour and a half by myself..just gotta get in the swing of things
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