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Old 08-19-2012, 11:48 AM
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1975 Ranchero Front end Springs removal?

Hey Phil, Here how do i remove the front springs in my ranchero... i am going to swap out my old springs with some springs that are a little bit more heightened. I am aiming to get a bit more tire clearance when i get my new 15 inch rims. I'm sitting on 235/60/15 but my front end sits low.. i should be able to at least slide under my truck instead of only being able to slide under the back.
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You know, most of your questions could be cleared up by getting and using a chilton's for your truck.
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Raise really high, put on jack stands!!!!
Pull wheels off, remove shocks, put safety chain around and through lower control arm, spring and frame so spring does not come flying out if something happens.
Place floor jack under lower control arm, almost touching, remove lower control arm inner nut, not the bolt yet, break lower ball joints loose, but leave nut on.
Raise jack to compress spring a little
Remove balljoint nut, wire spindle/brake assembly out of the way.
You may have to pull caliper so you donít over stress the brake hose.
Drive out lower control arm bolt, being careful not to bump jack
Remove safety chain and slowly lower floor jack.
Good luck, be careful, coil springs can be dangerous.
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Raise really high, put on jack stands!!!!
Pull wheels off, remove shocks, put safety chain around and through lower control arm, spring and frame so spring does not come flying out if something happens.
Place floor jack under lower control arm, almost touching, remove lower control arm inner nut, not the bolt yet, break lower ball joints loose, but leave nut on.
Raise jack to compress spring a little
Remove balljoint nut, wire spindle/brake assembly out of the way.
You may have to pull caliper so you donít over stress the brake hose.
Drive out lower control arm bolt, being careful not to bump jack
Remove safety chain and slowly lower floor jack.
Good luck, be careful, coil springs can be dangerous.

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