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Old 05-26-2002, 03:56 AM   #1
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Bilstein PSS Help please!

I was adjusting the height on my car today and can't seem to get the rear coils to budge, the bottom ring is no problem but the top is stubborn, very stubbor, after wd-40 and lots of hammering with the screwdriver (didn't come with wrenches) it moved a millimeter...how do u guys do it?!? thanks in advance
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Old 05-26-2002, 04:09 AM   #2
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I believe we are use the wrench. Is hard to use other tools to turn those rings.
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Old 05-26-2002, 04:30 AM   #3
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Where do I get those wrenches? Do I have to contact Bilsteins directly? tia
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Old 05-26-2002, 04:50 AM   #4
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No you can go to any Local Hardware store they are called Spanning wrenches get a set and you are good.
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Old 05-26-2002, 09:26 AM   #5
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oh man... you're in trouble

what you have to do is release the pressure.

disconnect the sway bar end-links...
whether both side are up or just one, put another hidralic jack right under the wheel assembly to support it, and disconnect the shock... then lower the rear assembly. this will release the pressure in the spring. be carefull as this will put a slight pressure on the sway bar... it'll probably touch the axle on one side and the control arm on hte other, but it should be fine.
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said that he had to call Bilstein to get the wrench, I know that you don't want to wait for them to send you a new one, but I would call them and bitch about, as they send it for free, but as long as you ask. That's what I call being cheap (on their side). Hate companies that do that, seems that they want to save a few bucks, recently I have been observing that a lot of companies do that, Marriot hotels are saving on Shampoo and soap, can you believe that. American Airlines is saving on peanuts, Nashville to Chicago, first class, get a bag (little tiny one), and beverages. It just pisses me off...
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Old 05-26-2002, 12:21 PM   #7
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Bilstein's number?

Just wanted to thank you guys for your advice, does anyone have Bilstein's #? Do I just call their customer service? How much are the spanning wrenches at local hardware stores? Thanks again
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