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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-04-04, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ea Rear Shock Help Plz!!!

G'day guys, i'm new here and i just wanna firstly say hello to everyone.

Anyway, here goes. My mate bought an EA sedan (1989 GL) from the auctions and i'm fixin it up for roadworthy. I've only ever replaced the shocks on a Gemini and VL cos they are so piss easy to do.

Can someone plz give me a complete run through on how to remove and install the rear shocks. Also, do i need a spring compressor or other specialised equipment?

Thank you very much for any help you can give and i look forward to participating on this great site!
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Re: Ea Rear Shock Help Plz!!!

this is for ef falcon and i don't know abt ea.
no special tools are requiered.
undo shock at top, i.e. in the car.
jack up back and support chassis lower the diff and change your shocks.
then jack it back up tighten the top bolts and your done.
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Re: Ea Rear Shock Help Plz!!!

It's actually quite possible to change the shocks without even jacking the car at all - the determining factor will be whether you can physically get underneath to get at the bottom bolt - with the rear up on ramps it'd all be very simple.

You have more room without the wheel in the way tho - and this will require jacking - but DON'T lift the chassis - you need to raise the diff enough (the whole car will lift of course) to remove the wheel (use stands / blocks as safety backup) - then away you go. Do keep in mind it's not at all hard to compress the shocks by hand - don't go thinking you need to have everything line up with the shocks fully extended.

I've removed and installed both front and rear shocks on my car several times.

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