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2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

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2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Post by IronMike » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:08 pm

Backing out of driveway today and BANG! I’ve done front springs and struts, the rear seems easier but wondering about gotchas? Does the knuckle need to be detached? Assume I still need compressor but seems tight in there...
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Re: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Post by IronMike » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:34 pm

How are these held in at the top, just seems to be a shock mount wih no bolts?



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Re: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Post by gmh » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:22 pm

Here is what VIDA shows, can't say it is clear what needs to be done, but apparently special tools are needed.

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This refers to the instruction in the second pic
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Re: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Post by jimmy57 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:41 pm

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Some of the parts stores have tool loan/rental. They might have a mechanical external spring compressor.



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Re: 2012 XC60 90k broken rear spring - level of effort?

Post by IronMike » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Thanks guys figured I’d need one!



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