1 6-27. COIL SPRING REPLACEMENT
This task covers:
General mechanics tool kit:
automotive (Appendix B, Item 1)
Locknut (Appendix G, Item 118)
Four locknuts (Appendix G, Item 116)
Sealing compound (Appendix C, Item 63)
l Hood raised and secured (front springs only)
l Shelter removed (Ml113 only) (rear springs only)
General Safety Instructions
Lower control arm must be supported during
removal and installation.
The replacement procedure for all four coil springs is basically the
same. This procedure covers the left front coil spring.
Remove capscrew (131, two washers (141, and stabilizer bar link (15) from lower control arm (12).
Remove wheel (para. 8-3).
Note direction of inner and outer capscrews for installation.
Remove four locknuts (lo), washers (81, capscrews (91, and washers (8) from lower ball joint (71,
geared hub (61, and lower control arm (12). Discard locknuts (10).
Lower control arm must be supported during removal and
installation. Failure to support lower control arm may cause injury
to personnel or damage to equipment.
Place jack under lower control arm (12) and raise lower control arm (12) slightly to relieve tension
on shock retaining pin (2).
For rear coil spring replacement, it may be necessary to spread frame
from body by positioning prybar between hinge mount bracket and rear
bumper to gain access to shock absorber retaining pin nut.
Remove locknut (51, retaining pin (2), washer (3), and shock absorber (11) from spring seat (4) and
collapse shock absorber (11). Discard locknut (5).
It may be necessary to loosen lower control arm capscrews to allow
lower control arm to be lowered.
Pull geared hub (6) and ball joint (7) away from lower control arm (121, lower the control arm (121,
and remove coil spring (1) from lower control arm (12) and shock absorber (11).