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Hello Fellas,
Can anyone explain how to remove the rear springs
in the GTV6. I hope it is as simple as disconnecting
lower shock nuts and watts linkage, then lowering
axle. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks :)
 

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Yes that's all there is to it.On my GTV6 I have shankle springs (shorter) and I don't have to undo the Watts linkage to get them out.Keep track of the rubber and metal spacers and rings at the top and bottom to ease reassembly.
 

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Very old thread - there seems to be a lot of room near the springs. Can spring compressors be used to remove the springs with less hardware removal?
 

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Not as much room as you'd think: even with the above procedure I had to wrestle 'em in and out a bit.

Anyway, just undo the shocks and the watts linkage as stated: it's not that much hardware and it's pretty easy to do.
 

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agree - dropping the ends of the watts and the bottom of the shocks is easier than stuffing around with spring compressors. This is only a 30min job with a trolley jack and two jackstands (have done at the racetrack between sessions to test different spring rates).
 

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An old post but I searched it today so thought I may as well add to it. Removing original pogostick springs from '75 Alfetta today I also found that using web straps to hold the spring in a slightly compressed position helped. Also, slacking off, but not completely undoing, the rear sway bar mounts added a bit of extra slack in the transaxle to get the springs out. Keep in mind the 75 Alfetta Gt has a bump stop pin in the centre of the lower spring hat, so you have to clear that. I found pulling them directly out towards the rear and popping the spring over the bump stop pin with a small pry bar worked ok. The replacement centreline GTV6 springs are significantly shorter so hopefully less of a drag to install.

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Hi all
Doesn't it say in the manual that you have to also undo one end of the driveshaft?
Regards Geoff
 

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Yes, Haynes manual says to remove driveshafts too. That’s why I immediately searched Alfabb to see if it was possible without doing so. It is!


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