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Face Full of Coil Spring Pending...

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by JeepGC, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    JeepGC

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    Everything undone besides Control Arms and Sway Bar Links? ( Piece that connects to the Axle at the base of the Spring and the tube that goes around to the front like upper/mid ways ) ( my bad ). Which would be better to remove first? Have two jacks supporting the Axle and PPE on the floor next to everything.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2019 at 8:34 PM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Not sure what jeep your disassembling but this diagram will help terminology.

    xjeep-steering-diagram.jpg.pagespeed.ic.i2iql7up02.jpg
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    What if he's color blind? o_O...:p
     
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  4. Mar 11, 2019 at 5:34 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Good point!
    IMG_20190311_083146_edit.jpg
     
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  5. Mar 11, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    ..:rofl::rofl:That should work. :confused:
     
  6. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Remove the sway bar. You may be able to jack the Jeep up far enough and let the axle hang and completely decompress the coils and possibly remove them.
    You may have to rent a coil spring compressor, using them feels like handling a live grenade with the pin pulled.
     
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  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:41 AM
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    Jack stands and large floor jack are the minimum needed to safely do this job. Once the sway bar and shocks are removed the floor jack will allow you to slowly lower the axle to relieve the pressure on the springs. Slow and steady.
     
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  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    Ain't that the truth. Used them once years ago. Thank my stupid luck, the coil broke loose, and shot away from me.

    I recently was able to pull my springs out using a Hi Lift Jack with just disconnecting shocks ,sway links and track bar. But keep an eye on brake lines and there's a few breather tubes. And as aggrex mentioned. Use floor stands. Also. If you use a Hi Lift jack. Use extreme caution. If not used properly. They can be dangerous.
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    i run a cable thru the spring ,to something that will stop it from killing me !!!
     
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  10. Mar 15, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    Great optional backup tip for any unplanned deadly Oops
     
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