1995 Lincoln Town Car SLA wishbone suspension

Tiny
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  • 1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 315,200 MILES
How to remove front coil srping.(Front passenger side. Broken.) Is there a schematic or diagram, or are they all genaeric. I would like to see what I'm going to be taking apart and a procedure.


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Dean
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 8:42 PM

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Tiny
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Before you tackle this job, do you have a coil compressor? Otherwise know as a strut compressor? If so, follow these steps.

Raise and support vehicle.
Remove wheel and tire assembly.
Disconnect stabilizer bar link from lower control arm.
Remove shock absorber.
Remove steering center link from Pitman arm.
Compress coil spring with a suitable spring compressor.
Remove two lower control arm pivot bolts and disengage arm from crossmember.
Remove spring from vehicle.
Reverse procedure to install.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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I was told that a hydraulic jack could be used to relieve the spring pressuer once the lower ball joint has been loosened and the shock has been lossened.
Oce these two items are loos then the lower wishbone pivot point can be lowered using the hydraulic jack till the coil spring pressuer is stable.
On this Lincoln it is not a mcpherson strut.

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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 8:55 PM
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Im not sure, I wouldnt risk it though. You can rent a spring compressor from your local parts store cheap. Or buy one, they run around 85$ small price to pay to be safe. Im not saying it cant be done with a jack, I HIGHLY recommend the compressor. Thats your life if the spring shoots at ya. Dont risk it.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 9:01 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 9:17 PM
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Your welcome.
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 9:40 PM

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