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Front Spring Came Off Suspension While Driving........help


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#1 focus steve77

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

front coil spring has half came off while driving along (lots of smoke as riubbining against tyre)
well more half of the spring is hanging over the bottom suspension stop/strut
M.O.T was only 2 days ago and only drive 30-40 mile since....?
Spring does not looked cracked.....?
Any ideas on what caused....?
I suppose i would need some spring compressors and unbolt the top from engine bay once jacked up...?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

Spring compressors should be all you need to relocate the spring once jacked up.
Did you bounce over a speed hump?
Sometimes the wheels will drop if the hump is high or going too fast.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

further inspection the spring at the bottom snapped so it was wider, replaced with a new one which was a bit of a pig of a job but all done now.....


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