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Old 03-09-2020, 06:47 PM   #1
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Removing springs and jacks

Does anyone know if there is a tool that would make the removal of the springs and jack easier? We have a Journey DL and my husband is replacing the front right jack. We would like to know if there is a tool that we could buy to make this task easier. Thanks in advance
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:18 AM   #2
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I recently replaced all the springs on my HWH jacks. I wasn't looking forward to it. I used two tire irons on each side of the foot. I worked the foot off the jack away from me. Once the foot was off the jack it was easy to remove the springs. I put the new springs on the foot and worked the foot back on with the tire irons. After the first one I had the other 3 done in 30 minutes. I was surprised how easy it was with the tire irons.

I didn't remove any jacks so I can't speak to that.
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:21 AM   #3
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I replaced springs on HWH jacks, and found a post that suggested with the jack fully extended, insert a bunch of pieces of broken off ice cream sticks to keep the spring extended when the jack retracted so you could remove it easily. IT WORKED GREAT.

You put sticks down opposite sides of the spring to keep it straight when the jack is retracted.

You put IC sticks in the new spring before you install it, then pull the sticks out after the spring is installed with the jack fully extended. This was a bit more effort but also works great.

You can buy IC sticks on line or at any hobby store.
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:29 AM   #4
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I saw a post where someone used wooden clothes pins to keep the spring extended.
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Old 03-15-2020, 05:21 PM   #5
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It is so much quicker and easier to do as is mentioned above. Using 2 tire irons.
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:59 PM   #6
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I just bought a pkg of shims from home depot, either wood or plastic, worked fine to keep the spring extended.
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