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My shocks are gone, as are a large majority of my bushes. Rather than just replace the ones that are damaged i think that changing them all would be a better bet as it will make sure that i dont miss where the squeeks are comming from.

Im wondering if anyone has done a Shock/Spring/Bushes change at home? What would be needed for this opperation? I know Chassis/Axil stands as well as a good jack would be required as a minium. What else would be required?

I remeber being told the old rubber bushes can be removed using a washer and thread trick. How do you compress the springs?

Im sure ill have more questions but the more help/ideas i can get the better.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-08-03, 02:46 AM
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Get yourself a real good workshop manual, spring compressors if you need to go that far to pull them out. If they are that bad your shocks are best replaced as well..Your balljoints are possibly worn too. Be prepared to take some parts that need to be pressed to a shop.As in another car!

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Ive got a Gregories EA manual, it seems to cover it not to badly. Has anyone done this to their car b4?

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Personally I would bother trying to remove and install the bushes and ball joints at home all yourself, like EBXR8240 said, pull the major parts out yourself, like the control arms, spindles etc and take them down to a suspension place and get them to do the hard work.

As for the shocks/springs, the spring compressors from Supercheap have seemed to work fine for me. Dont forget the 2 bushes for each front shock/spring assembly. One sits between the top metal plate and spring, and the other between the metal plate and body of the car. You can only get these from Ford, and if you want I might still have the Part numbers lying around somewhere.

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if i can get those part numbers itd be excelent mate.

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Any luck with the part numbers?

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Sorry buddy I cant seem to find them. Just ask for the 2 rubber bushes for the tops of the front spring/shock assembly.

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