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Changing Springs yourself–manuals and video tutorials

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Changing Springs: video tutorials

Most viewed video tutorials on the installation of Springs

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    How to replace front springs on FORD FIESTA 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front lower arm on AUDI A4 B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace Front Springs on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace Front Springs on VW PASSAT B5+ TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    DIY How to replace Rear Springs on VW GOLF 5 | AUTODOC
  • Explore how to solve the problem with your car: video guide
    How to replace Rear Springs on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Explore how to solve the problem with your car: video guide
    How to replace Front Springs on AUDI A4 B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Explore how to solve the problem with your car: video guide
    How to replace Front Springs on BMW 3 E46 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace rear springs FIAT PUNTO TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front springs / front coil springs on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace rear springs on MERCEDES-BENZ A W169 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace front springs on VW TOURAN 1 (1T3) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace rear springs / rear coil springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E (W210) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • Explore how to solve the problem with your car: video guide
    How to replace rear springs / coil springs on VW TOURAN 1 (1T3) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace front springs / front coil springs on AUDI A3 1 (8L1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to replace rear springs / rear coil springs on AUDI A3 1 (8L1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Repair and replacement manuals

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.