- ImmortaltC wrote:
- I had no issues with the Autozone tool. I will say that I had to put the claw in and then rotate it to the highest point before trying to put in the lower one.
You def want the locks to work though. I always check that the pins are all there, and installed correctly. Then I check to see they move properly.
Thanks ImmortaltC for the response, I really appreciate it! What's scary is that the Advance Auto rental compressor's locking pin, locks on its own, but under pressure it clicks off! I will mention it to the people at advance but I doubt they'll do anything about it. And yes I do agree that the locking pins SHOULD be working, to prevent that thing from de-compressing and hurting me!
Also thanks for the trick of getting the clamps on the spring and then walk it around on both sides to the highest points. I will definitely use that method for both the front and rear!
EDIT: and yes I'll be going to get Autozone's tool. The pittman arm puller I got from that brand-new store was brand new (rent-a-tool)! I can only bet the spring compressor is in great shape too! I'll find out...