What tool is needed to replace the springs on struts?

Answer In addition to a variety of common general purpose tools, a special strut spring compression tool is required to remove the springs from an automotive strut. Always use caution when using this tool... Read More »

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Do I need to replace springs when replacing struts on a 1998 Toyota Camry?

The coil spring can be reused if the struts are replaced on a 1998 Toyota Camry. However, disassembling a strut can be very dangerous, and special spring compression tools are needed to compress th... Read More »

The Differences Between Shocks, Springs and Struts?

Shocks, springs and struts are all designed to lessen the impact of bumps and improve comfort while riding in a car. Roads are filled with small surface imperfections that can shake the car and the... Read More »

How to Change the Front Struts and Springs on the 2002 Ford Focus ZX3?

The 2002 Ford ZX3 came equipped with a McPherson strut front suspension. In this type of system, the coil spring that supports the weight of the vehicle mounts on the strut assembly. Replacement of... Read More »

What Tool Is Needed to Fix the Brakes on a 2002 Ford Explorer?

In 2002, Ford redesigned the Explorer. This SUV comes with four-wheel anti-locking brakes with front ventilated discs with solid rear disc brakes. The tools needed to service the brakes are minimal.