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Now it is time to prepare the

Now it is time to prepare the car for the new season. Still the left front side of the car does not come freely up when compressed down. I will change the shocks and shock bushings in any case. But what about the other bushes of the wishbones? Visual inspection showed that they are not new (no suprise, they probably are still the ones Ferrari has put in 30 years ago). Shall I exchange them as well? The rubbers seem to have no play. And what about the stabilizer rubbers? I would like to order the parts in one lot, because I can only work on the car on weekends.

Ah, before I forget it: how do you remove the springs from the shocks?

Thanks for the help
Harry
 
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Hi Harry,

>>Still t


Hi Harry,

>>Still the left front side of the car does not come freely up when compressed down<<

Check the A-arms carefully it may well be bent or twisted. It's not that uncommon to have a bent A-arm from road hazrds even if the car was never wrecked.

The springs are removed from the shocks (very carefully) by compressing them a fair amount and removing the keeprs. If you've never done shocks on a Ferrari before and don't have a Press and several other associated tools it might be better to have a shop do them for you. Removing & replacing the springs is fairly dangerous.

Regards, JRV
 
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Let's see.........30 year

Let's see.........30 year old bushings; I would replace them all, especially if you plan on keeping the car.
 
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Harry,

I've never found


Harry,

I've never found a way to remove old shock bushings, but if there is a way it is with a press. To install new shock bushings a press is used.

Followed the link, Ferrari shocks/springs are not Struts, those strut tools may work, but I don't they will. If you have them already you can give it a try.

Regards, JRV
 
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Harry,

Take your springs a


Harry,

Take your springs a shop to be installed. I just replaced mine and I have the same spring compressor as well as one from Sears. They will not work on the front springs and you WILL get hurt. I have a 6 ton press that would not push the bushings all the way in. Find a place that will do the springs and the bushings. Let the pros do it and pay the price.

craig
 
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Thanks guys,
good to know in


Thanks guys,
good to know in advance where to stop the DIY part. I will remove the shock/spring assembly and take it to a shop.

Regards
Harry
 
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