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Author Topic: Rear spring replacement  (Read 4057 times)

Offline benali

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Rear spring replacement
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:34:17 PM »
Can this be done by an average DIYer. Do I need a spring compressor?

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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
Yes and Yes, its one of the simpler jobs because the shock isn't internal to the spring.

Jack the car, remove the wheel, compress the spring, disconnect the anti-roll bar, disconnect the shock's lower bolt, slide out the spring.
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Offline benali

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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 04:08:25 PM »
Thanks, just getting hold of a spring compressor is the problem then. Wasn't sure if the lower arm would drop sufficiently to allow removal without compressing?

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Re: Rear spring replacement
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2015, 04:51:54 PM »
Not really, it probably would cleaar but it'll be a fight to get it out unless you can raise the car massively high
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
19 Mercedes Benz C42 AMG Coupe in Brilliant Blue Metallic
With cream leather interior, panoramic sunroof, 385bhp on 19's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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