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Stephen Minister

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Hi there, this is my first time on here having bought a Ford Focus Ghia 1.8 TDCI on a 57 plate and with 102,000 miles on the clock. I bought this car only last week and although the MOT test isn't due yet, I wanted to make sure it was all roadworthy, due to garage who sold me the car turning out to be a bit of a problem. Amway; I had it MOT tested today and it failed on an offside rear road spring being broken. The dilemma I have is; do I replace just the one spring or should I replace both? Obviously I don't want the ride height to be different so what would you suggest. Just the one or both? Cheers.

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'They' recommend to do both at the same time. Once you take the old ones off you'll understand why as they'll be quite shorter than the new ones due to the compression.

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Just replace one, that's my policy.

I have replaced several broken springs without touching the other side. Never had a problem.

I have even fitted a new shock absorber on one side leaving the other side with the original which had 250,000 miles on it. The car performed fine for me.

Others may have a stricter view on these things than I have!


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