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softesttouch

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Location : montrose,colorado
Registration date : 2010-10-22

remove front springs

Post by softesttouch on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:10 pm

front end of front spring.........the nut is loose. the bolt was turning fairly freely but I could not get it to back out, now it seems to be binding as I try to turn it. I can actually see the tension building in the spring as I attempt to turn bolt. either way, I have beat the crap out of it with a sledge (poor angle, though so not full power) but can not get it to back out. if it was rusted on, I would cut it out, but that is definitely not the issue. am I missing something? thanks
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Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
Registration date : 2009-09-28

Re: remove front springs

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:20 pm

Likely - the rubber that the bolt is surrounded by is whats binding it. thats within the spring eye. Ive had to press them out & even use a torch to burn them out !! Likely need to remove the spring from van??
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donivan65
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Re: remove front springs

Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:49 pm

Thats a metal cartridge in there,,,,,,,see if you can get a ball joint installer tool or big c clamp and force it out,,,,,,you gots to get mean,,,,,,
















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donivan65
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Re: remove front springs

Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:55 pm

You might be able to get this tool to use at Autozone or someplace,,,,it is a ball joint/u joint installer,,,,,a big C clamp with a socket as a spacer could work,,,,,,and an impact gun to turn it sure helps,,,,,

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Twinpilot001

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Re: remove front springs

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:54 pm

Thats the press I have & had a Brain fart trying to remember what its called!! Twisted Evil affraid cheers lol!
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donivan65
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Re: remove front springs

Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:13 pm

It looks like a BALL JOINT PRESS is one of Autozones loaner tools,,,,,,



http://www.autozone.com/loan-a-tools/ball-joint-press
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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: remove front springs

Post by Digz on Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:34 am

Picked one up quite some time ago after one of Dons demo pics. Have used it for a lot of different things. Darn handy to have around.

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