A Mercury Sable station wagon — as opposed to the sedan model — uses coil springs on the rear wheels similar to the struts and coil springs on the front. It is possible and recommended to remove these coil springs without removing the complete strut at this end if you need to replace the springs. You need to use caution when doing this because of the pressure the springs are under. You must also replace both springs to maintain balance.
Things You’ll Need
Floor jack, Jack stands, Wrench, Spring compressor