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Changing Springs: video tutorials

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    How to replace front shock absorbers and springs on MERCEDES-BENZ C W203 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Installation Suspension springs yourself video instruction on MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS
    How to replace rear springs MERCEDES-BENZ E W211 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Suspension springs rear and front VW GOLF IV (1J1): video tutorial
    How to replace Rear Springs on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
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    How to replace a Front Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ E W210 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Tips for changing Coil springs OPEL
    How to replace Rear Springs on OPEL ASTRA H TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with FORD rear left right Suspension springs: video guide
    How to replace front springs on FORD FIESTA 5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • front left right Coil springs replacement diy - online video
    How to replace front lower arm on AUDI A4 B6 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Installation Suspension springs yourself video instruction on VW GOLF
    How to replace Front Springs on VW GOLF 4 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How and when to replace Suspension springs rear and front FORD MONDEO III Estate (BWY): video tutorial
    How to replace Rear Springs on FORD Mondeo Mk3 Estate (BWY) TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Remove front left right online instructions
    How to replace rear springs on MAZDA 3 BK TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • Tips for changing Coil springs MERCEDES-BENZ
    How to replace Front Springs on MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO W639 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to solve the problem with BMW rear left right Suspension springs: video guide
    How to replace rear springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace Rear Springs on AUDI A4 B5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace Rear Springs on AUDI A4 B5 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace front springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace front springs on BMW 3 E90 TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace Front Springs on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
    How to replace Front Springs on OPEL CORSA C TUTORIAL | AUTODOC
  • How to replace rear springs / rear coil springs on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to replace rear springs / rear coil springs on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [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.