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If i had a pic i could better help. if its the usual type of spring with a rings on the ends simply hook one side of the spring to its mount(make sure the belts are in place) then take a big flat head screw driver put it through the other ring and place the tip of the screwdriver on the opposite side of the other mount and rotate the screwdriver like a leaver untill the spring slides down the screwdriver and over the spring purch and pull the screw driver out!

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