Territory TS - AWD
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
No, they don't! Not if you are taking it out as a unit (spring/shock).
The shock will contain the spring at the shocks full extension.
Jack the car up and support on stands,
You may need to remove the brake caliper,
Undo the upper balljoint, undo the sway bar mount and
maybe even loosen the inner pivot to allow it all to droop.
Then disconnect the shock mount from the lower arm,
Carefully undo the 3 surrounding bolts at the top and lower the assembly out, allowing to lower arm/spindle to fully droop to provide clearance.
If you are going to disassemble the spring/shock unit it will need the spring compressed/clamped.
Territory - WHEELS COTY