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Old 06-25-2003, 08:38 PM
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A simple and straight forward job. Be sure to use flare wrenches rather then open end so as not to round off the fittings. Also, after you have the back end up on ramps, be sure to bleed the pressure off the system by attaching a small diameter hose to the bleed screw on the leveling valve, place the hose in a bottle/bucket and open the bleeder. The rear of the car will sit down as the pressure bleeds off, be sure not to have any body parts wrapped up in the suspension when you do this.

Once the system is bled you can start working. Bleeding the system will keep hydraulic fluid from spraying all over when you crack open the first fitting. There will be plenty of residual fluid in the cells and lines that will leak out on you, but the job will be much less messy.
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