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Got the top removed from the engine compartment, but we couldn't get the bottom bolt out of the LCA, no matter WHAT trick we tried. So I decided to bust out the reciprocating saw and shred sh*t. I think I'm just going to end up getting new LCA's.





 

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Tools needed to remove front Shocks... :)


:ztoohot: :D
 

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my 96' has broken springs up front, and the 91' cougar has all four broke.
 

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I see a trend going here....Canada, Minnesota, Michigan..........

In OK, we just have to take the bolt out easily and I haven't worked on a TBird here yet with a busted coil spring. Maybe you guys need to relocate????;)
 

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yeah, I'm moving to BC :tongue:
 

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Rich95XR7 said:
I see a trend going here....Canada, Minnesota, Michigan..........

In OK, we just have to take the bolt out easily and I haven't worked on a TBird here yet with a busted coil spring. Maybe you guys need to relocate????;)
Same here, my car is stored 6 months out of the year.
 

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Throw WI into that list rich :) I had the problem with getting the bolt out and i just replaced my shocks and springs and of course i had a spring broken on the front and rear
 

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JustinH said:
My car is stored 6 months out of the year.
My car is driven in snow 6 months out of the year.
 

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I guess I've been spoiled, my car spent the first 7 years of its life in North Carolina, and then I move to Oklahoma, so it hasn't seen much snow. The one blizzard we had in NC in like '99 I think, I didn't even try to get out of the driveway in the Cougar, I automatically drove the truck.
 

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I steal my mom's car when it snows....the only time i like FWD

Rich...if my springs break like that...we have some inspecting to do..as hard as they were, they shouldnt break for anything. :eek:
 

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Ain't that the truth. As soon as I see my car again, I'm going to cut mine down just a little to get rid of the 4WD look.
 

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Not one of my springs was broke this spring when I replaced them, and they were originals! Also they were treated badly, driving on pot-holed roads and everything.

Not going to comment on my LCA bolts, nothing to brag about there ;).
 

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Heh My front suspension was easy to rebuild with just normal HAND tools.. non of the springs where broken (even thou i'm now on my 2nd set of drop springs :rolleyes: (the other set is still good but wanted to try something different) and the stock springs where in it for a good 10 years or more??

also the LCA bolts where a cake to take off too :)

only one Pita of a bolt will be a toe adjuster in rear.. when and IF i decided to rebuild my rear suspension
 
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