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Remove the leaf spring: Place the jack approximately 3-4 inches from the end of the leaf spring and jack up the spring. Do not go too high and lift the car off the stands. Loosen the nut and remove the rear spring bolt from the trailing arm and spring. Lower the jack slowly to drop the pressure off the spring. Once the other side is done, youll need to remove the four rear spring center plate bolts to completely remove the leaf spring.
This article assumes replacement of both the trailing arm and spindle assemblies. If you are not replacing the spindle assembly or the trailing arm, the following two steps of disassembly are not necessary. If you are replacing only the spindle assembly, removal of the trailing arm is not necessary.