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I need to change the rear springs on my 2006 FWD V70.

Is there a good way of removing them? As VIDA says to use a fancy tool, and Haynes say take it to Volvo as they could not get any normal spring compressor to work.

Can you unbolt the lower arm from the hub and let it down with a jack?
 

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unbolt shock. drop transverse arm
 

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Remove shock and shock mount. Hook ratchet strap between control arms and tighten to pull the control arms down as far as you can. Use an internal spring compressor to compress the spring.
 

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Thanks.
I have done the AWD ones , they are not bad as the spring comes out with the shock.
 

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How much harder are the "Overload" springs to install? As they are stiffer, will a spring compressor be required? Any advice would be welcome!
 

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Mark the position of the spring and the compressor related to each other and the body, you'll need to put the new spring in exactly the same fashion.

Don't forget to lubricate the threads of the compressor. Also it does help to have a buddy, who will hold his beer and step on the brake rotor while you are taking the spring out :)
 
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