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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: benali on July 27, 2015, 02:34:17 PM

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