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Old 06-22-2017, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about rear shocks replacement

There are a few pretty good videos and writeups about rear shocks replacement, and it seems a pretty doable DIY. Planning to do it this Saturday as one of the shocks is leaking badly.

Just have an amateur question: Once you unscrewed and removed the old shock, is there a risk that the spring will fly out? Obviously it's under pressure, just concerned if it can cause any damage..


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Once you have the car jacked up and the wheel completely off the ground the spring shouldn't really be under pressure any more. The spring might fall out, but I think it should just stay in place on its own. You should just be able to unbolt the old shock and swap in the new one.

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Like SiBurtonGuy said, once you jack it up and take the load off it's all good.
The only time be to worried about flying springs is when taking a shock apart to replace springs AFAIK.
Also, an alignment isn't a bad idea after messing with your suspension.
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