Mechanics

REAR SHOCK/STRUT REPLACEMENT

1999 Jaguar XJ8

1999 Jaguar XJ8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic

how do I remove the rear shock/strut assembly.
spring compressor I have will not work. Is there a specialty tool?
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Freedomachine
February 10, 2009.




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.

Dave H
Dec 31, 2009.


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