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PostSubject: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:48 pm

Now that mark has left, i can start on my car.

I know we went over this before, but i can't find it. I took the LCAs out of my car, i'm going to install new Ball joints. Where do i find out about indexing the coils for install?

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PostSubject: Re: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:10 pm

there should be small holes in the lower arm thats where the end of the spring sits
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:24 pm

Cool, thanks, i'll check them out when i sand blast them tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:26 pm

I put an awl or pin in the second hole and spin the spring 'til it stops leaving the fist hole covered and the second open.
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:12 pm

boojum wrote:
I put an awl or pin in the second hole and spin the spring 'til it stops leaving the fist hole covered and the second open.

There ya go. First hole covered and second hole open. Just like the manual says.
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me about indexing coil springs?   Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:00 am

bammax wrote:
boojum wrote:
I put an awl or pin in the second hole and spin the spring 'til it stops leaving the fist hole covered and the second open.

There ya go. First hole covered and second hole open. Just like the manual says.

Manual? I'll have to find one in brail,Can't read, blind as a bat.

First hole? 2nd hole? Didn't see any holes. Will look harder tonight.
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