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    Posted: 25 Jul 17 at 17:16
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Presuming coil spring front end?
 
Check the anti roll bar bushes.......
 
to be fair there isn't that much to go wrong with them but you'll only really tell once its jacked up....
 
Shocker failure
Spring snapped
wishbone bushes
roll bar bushes
something really stupid swing about under there like a cyclist
Empty beer bottle under the drivers seat
 
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Maybe the cyclist has fallen out somewhere?.........
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Originally posted by robbydoo robbydoo wrote:

 
Empty beer bottle under the drivers seat
 
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Happened to me more than once... Big smile
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You will need some mighty meaty spring compressers for a start. I done one on a Merc a couple of years back. I will pay some other bugger next time.
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Haynes manual doesn't show any need for spring compressors if I am reading it right.
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I'd probably do shocks too if they aren't too expensive.
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I think you will regret not changing your shocks, and probably regret it even more if you let a garage do the job. If the nut on top of the shock is rusted, you could just cut it if you are going to replace the shocks. if you don't change them you have to be careful, not to damage them. And yes, i think you are able to change them your self.
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Checked Haynes and it says remove the clip on the hydraulic hose, and then the caliper.
With regard to shocks you could do them later, only 1 nut at top and 2 at the bottom and they pull out of the spring.
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Think you are going to have to buy a splitter, good news is that they are cheap.
With regard to working outdoors, been there, done that, don't like it.
Best method I know is to buy some plastic damp course material and trap it in the top of the door, you can then use bricks etc to make a tent.
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