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Fiesta Mk6 Suspension Spring Dropped


CharlieUK
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Would you be looking to repair it yourself? If it's a garage job I'd say max 2/3 hours Labour depending on how awkward the bolts are. For example I can remove the struts from my car both sides in less than an hour now. When I first bought it they were such a mess it took an hour and a half at least.

Then they'd just attach a spring compressor and loosen the strut top enough to slot the spring back in, tighten the strut top then release the spring compressor, stick it back on the car

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Looking at online videos and experience, it looks easy enough to do it, just to buy a spring compressor is probably the same cost as for it to be done at garage. Depends if it needs replacing, as if I did it, I'd want to replace them both.

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Well, i gave it a shot today, the bolts are seized on good!, tried wd40, tapping, hammer, allsorts but the top 3 bolts will not come off.

will try again soon

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When my spark plugs rusted into the block I had to flood the area with penetrating spray and put a rag in it to stop it drying too fast. It took a week of daily topups to get it undone

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Be very careful with spring compressors, check, check and triple check and take your time, if a spring slips the compressor while compressed and you are in the way it can be curtains for you. I had this drilled into me by a mechanic during training for my apprenticeship (that ended up not happening).

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Update. Ive had to take it to a mechanic mate of mine as there was no way it was comming off without sheering the bolts. He couldn't get them off without sheering them either. And said they were a pig to get off. And that's with professional kit. Had to resort to a flame.

If I had access to a hydraulic ramp, id beable to get enough leverage with my breakers.

I suppose after 9 years of weathering has had its toll on it.

P.s other sude(drivers) was easy to remove.

Pss and due to spring slipping, I had to replace the whole suspension strut as it has bent

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