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! Guide ! Changing Springs On Fiesta Mk7


Description

Fitting Eibach Springs To Fiesta Mk7
[b]Tooling Required[/b]

New Springs
Trolley Jack
Spring Compressors
Axle Stand
Metric Spanners (Ideally Ratchet Spanners)
An 18mm Ring Spanner (See Step 16)
Metric Allen Keys
Metric Socket Set
Torque Wrench

[b]Step 1[/b]

Purchase Springs

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/75591885.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 2[/b]

Jack up the rear of one side of the car

Remove wheel

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[b]Step 3[/b]

Undo bolt at the base of the shock

15mm socket

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[b]Step 4[/b]

Either

1. Get someone to stand on the hub (easy option)
2. Compress the rear spring (hard to get to)

An pull the spring out

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[b]Step 5[/b]

Get your new spring and put the locating rubber grommet in the top
(Writing goes the correct way up)

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[b]Step 6[/b]

Replace the new spring getting the top in place first

Either

1. Get someone to stand on the hub and fit spring
2. Slightly compress the side of the spring closest to the front of the car and fit spring

Then replace wheel

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[b]Step 7[/b]

Jack up the other side of the car and replace the other rear spring

[b]Step 8[/b]

Jack up the front of one side of the car

Remove Wheel

[b]Step 9[/b]

Using spring compressors

Put one on each side of the spring

Tighten each compressor a little bit at a time keeping the spring even

Tighten until the spring can rattle about and feels loose

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[b]Step 10[/b]

Locate 3 strut bolts in engine bay

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[b]Step 11[/b]

Remove 2 of the nuts and loosen the third

13mm Ratchet Spanner

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/064cd2db.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 12[/b]

Undo brake hose mounting clip

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004MIPRSQ/"]10mm Ratchet Spanner[/url]

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[b]Step 13[/b]

Undo the bolt attaching the drop link to the shock

[url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004MIRBX0/"]15mm Ratchet Spanner[/url]
5mm Allen Key

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[b]Step 14[/b]

Undo the 2 bolts attatching the shock to the hub

18mm Socket
15mm Socket/15mm Ratchet Spanner

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[b]Step 15[/b]

Undo the remaining nut in the engine bay

13mm Ratchet Spanner

Push down the hub

The shock should now just fall out

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[b]Step 16[/b]

Undo the bolt holding the strut together

18mm Ring Spanner
6mm Allen Key

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/bec88457.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 17[/b]

Pull off Metal Top Plate, Plastic Spacer & Rubber Housing

Then loosen the spring compressors a little bit at a time keeping the spring even

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/58a24795.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 18[/b]

Compress new spring to the same length the old one was compressed to

Put the spring on the shock

Replace Rubber Housing, Plastic Spacer & Metal Top Plate

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/06560ab7.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 19[/b]

Replace nut on the the stud

18mm Ring Spanner
6mm Allen Key

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/29bf7fe6.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 20[/b]

Put strut back in place and replace the 3 nuts in the engine bay

13mm Ratchet Spanner

Put an axle stand under the lower arm

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[b]Step 21[/b]

Lower [url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=trolley%20jack"]trolley jack[/url] slowly until the bolt attaching the drop link to the shock lines up with the hole

Replace the nut

15mm Ratchet Spanner
5mm Allen Key

[img]http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr276/BenArmitage_photos/Eibach%20Lowering/13932678.jpg[/img]

[b]Step 22[/b]

Replace the 2 bolts attacthing the strut to the hub

Replace the bolt fixing the brake hose in place

Remove the spring compressors

Then replace Wheel

[b]Step 23[/b]

Do the same to the other side

[b]Note the spring compressors do not need to be put on the front springs until the shocks have been removed from the car[/b]

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