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Rear springs replacement - 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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I was able to replace springs with just a floor jack. The springs are separate from the struts. Jack up and support body of car. Place jack under control arm, unbolt strut, remove strut, lower control arm down to release pressure of spring. Remove old spring and replace with new. Replace strut and raise jack to reload spring and enable the attachment of lower strut bolts. Make sure you have rear alignment performed on car to finish the job.

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If you have shocks this job is quite easy jack the vehicle up support the rear with a hydralic jack take unbolt one shock at a time let the hydralic jack down and pull the spring out of it seat reverse procedure to install. if you have struts in the back you have to jack the vehicle up take strut spring out as one piece take to a shop with a spring compressor to replace strut donot attempt to disassemble the unit its dangerous and can lead to fatal injuries or death

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You will need a spring compressor first of all. You have to remove strut, compress sring to get cartridge and spring apart and then replace new spring on strut and replace into vehicle. This is a nasty job without a hoist

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