My car, a 92 SE, at 98K miles finally needs new shocks, front and rear - its ride is real bouncy, almost uncontrolled sometimes. Well it'* still riding on the factory ones...
I'm going to do all four corners, and I was seriously considering doing the job myself. I have the Chilton'* manual for my car. The rear ones don't look too hard - actually they're pretty straightforward. The front ones are the ones I'm worried about.
My question is, do I need any other special tools other than a spring compressor, like the one in this picture?
Second, will I need to disconnect the brake lines, which means having to bleed the brakes afterwards, or do I only need to disconnect the brake line *brackets* ? From the Chilton'* manual I figured that I won't need to disconnect the lines themselves, but I wanna be sure about this.
I'd love to hear advice from someone who'* done this work before.
Thanks in advance,