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Changing Springs: video tutorials

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    How to change a Front Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Rear Springs on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front springs on FORD FIESTA 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear springs on MAZDA 3 BK TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Front Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO W639 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change Rear Springs on AUDI A4 B5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change front springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change Front Springs on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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Common questions about replacing coil springs

How can I tell the suspension springs are worn out?

The signs of worn suspension coil springs are a reduced ride height, vibration, knocks, jolts when driving – especially when driving over bumps – and body roll in corners. The car sways from side to side when braking or accelerating abruptly, or sags on one side. In general, driving comfort is reduced. During inspection, you can see rust spots and traces of contact between the coils of the spring.

Is it safe to drive with a broken coil spring?

No, since the absence of even a small part of the component results in increased loads on other parts of the suspension: shock struts, shock absorbers, strut mount bearings, and bump stops. This leads to their premature wear and so to impaired vehicle handling.

Can I replace only one spring?

No. Coil springs should be replaced in pairs. The properties of a new and a used part may differ significantly, which adversely affects the suspension performance. In addition, failure of one usually means the other will fail soon.