Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kansas City, KS
Alright, that is what I was trying to do with the floor jack. The ball joint nut just felt like it was still under tension so I was a little concerned about proceeding like I said. Must just be siezed up though.
Seemed like it should be that easy since I didn't see how it could still be under tension, but with springs I like to be extra careful so thanks for the assist. I usually check youtube for videos on stuff like this but didn't think to this time. Not sure why the shop manual shows all this extra work when all you need is a floor jack though?
I've used spring compressors when changing the coil springs before on my other, more modern ride BigDave. I usually just rent them since it's not the sort of thing you use often, but the problem is all a lot of the local rental places have are those cheap-o Harbor Freight compressors. Heard stories about those coming loose under tension. Cost one guy I know his windshield, but considering what could have happened I suppose that's not so bad.
66' Biscayne 4-door