So I have the service manual, and it says to take the bolt out from the lower arm from the ball joint. The arm is then supposed to drop and you can take out the spring. BUT!!!!! I have to compress the spring before I lower the arm so it doesn't just fly out all crazy. I've rented both types of coil spring compressors for autozone, and I cant seem to get either one to have enough grab on the coil to compress the spring. I'm afraid of the spring shooting out and me getting hurt.
So I wanted to know how you guys with the older toyotas took out the spring to cut/replace them.
I thought I could put a jack under the arm and slowly lower the arm down with the jack, but still I'm worried about the spring shooting out. Thanks for you help