1999 Jaguar XJ8 Repair Question
Rear shock/strut replacement
how do i remove the rear shock/strut assembly ?...
spring compressor i have will not work... is there a specialty tool ?
COIL SPRING & SHOCK ABSORBER
Removal & Installation
Raise vehicle and support at lift points with stands. Position floor jack under control arm. Remove bolt retaining top of shock absorbers to suspension assembly crossmember.
Remove nuts retaining shock absorbers to lower mount. Using a drift, remove mounting piece. Remove shock absorber and coil spring assembly.
Using spring compressor and adapter, collapse spring until collets and spring seat can be removed. Release pressure and separate shock absorber from spring. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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