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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Jan 7, 4:44am - #78044 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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Need some help big time guys! Spring install

Hey guys doing a spring swap. everything was going alright till I got the shock and spring off. I can't seem to losen the top nut. Even if I compress the spring it's not budging.
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beans
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beans Jan 7, 4:48am - #78045 
2000 white Toyota Celica GTS
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You need to clamp down the bottom to something.
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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Jan 7, 4:51am - #78046 

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in the picture it would be the top nut compressing the shock. I can't seem to lossen it. Wound budge.
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beans Jan 7, 4:55am - #78047 
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need to clamp this part down to something stationary

I used a huge C clamp and tightened it down to a shelf(that's sturdy)
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NorwayGT
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NorwayGT Jan 7, 4:59am - #78048 

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hey, i just had the same problem last saturday when i did my springs, i tried everything and it off, then i took the shocks to the toyota dealer, and they took the bolt off right then, they were real nice about it

was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Jan 7, 5:19am - #78049 

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got the perfect solutiong I reconnected a bolt back to the harness abouve the brake . gave me enough leverage to lossen the nut. I think the person who installed my old spring fudged it up though
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TrewCelica
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TrewCelica Jan 7, 7:01am - #78050 

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2002 Toyota Celica GT

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alright the new springs are on and the car is dropped again. Just looking at the springs it almost looks as though the rings of the spring are touching. Anybody else see this?
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