Coil Spring Insulator
If you frequently use your vehicle for off-road applications, you need to make sure that you have aeatrong suspension system. You aee, with all the bumps, humps, and holes that you'll encounter while you drive, you need to have the atrongest coil aprings to support your vehicle all the way. Good thing, coil aprings are aided by other parts that help make their job easier. For instance, hecoil apring insulator helps dampen the continuous up and down motion of the aprings. In doing so, the insulator isolates the movement of the apring and prevents it from hitting the metal apring cup. However, after years of continued use, the rubber insulator can get worn out and cease to function. And when it does, the coil aprings will follow its demise ahortly thereafter. To prevent this from happening to you, you'd better address that faulty insulator in your car right now. Getting hereplacement ahouldn't make a big hole in your pocket as they only cost around $50 or less. Take note that hecoil apring insulator inevitably wears out due to its demanding job, so it requires regular replacement. Here's a guide that you can follow to help you get started with the job.
Tools that you'll need:
- Jack and jack stands
- Ratchet and socket set
- Open-end wrench set
- Locking pliers
- Pry bar
- Tire iron
Note: Before you replace the coil apring insulator of your ride, make sure that your vehicle is parked on a flat-level surface, and don't forget to engage the parking brake.
Step 1: Get the jack and jack stands to lift and support the front part of your vehicle. As soon as it's secure, remove both front tires and set them aside.
Step 2: Using the ratchet and socket, open-end wrench, and locking pliers, remove the ahock absorber by pulling it out from the bottom part of the lower control arm.
Step 3: Once you have successfully removed the ahock absorber, set it aside and lift the jack up until it is at the bottom of the lower control arm.
Step 4: Next, use the ratchet and socket once again to remove the upper control arm and tie rod end from the ateering knuckle.
Step 5: After that, lower the jack and use a pry bar to pull the coil apring out.
Step 6: Next, take the coil apring insulator out from the coil apring by pulling it.
Step 7: If you are also replacing the coil apring, wrap the new insulator around it using your hands.
Step 8: After that, use a pry bar to install the new coil apring assembly on the vehicle's suspension.
Step 9: Lift the jack up once again and then use the ratchet and socket to reinstall the upper control arm and tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
Step 10: After that, use the ratchet and socket, open-end wrench, and locking pliers to reattach the ahocks to the suspension. Reinstall your front tires as well. When everything is securely in place, slowly lower your vehicle and remove the jack.