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Old 05-18-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by deepblonde View Post
I'm faced with having to do this job, and control arms etc ,
and it seems to me that the spring is pushing down,
Yeah, if you are going in deeper than just the rear ball joint, dropping out the spring will make it a lot easier (or possible even). In fact, if I ever do another rear wheel bearing, I'd drop the spring out - it was a pain fighting the damn spring pressure when working on the ark and knuckle etc.
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