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Changing Springs: step-by-step guides

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Changing Springs: video tutorials

Most viewed video tutorials on the installation of Springs

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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 / front coil springs on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on TOYOTA RAV 4 3 (XA30) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front springs / front coil springs on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front springs / front coil springs on AUDI A3 2 (8P1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How and when to replace Suspension springs rear and front AUDI A4 (8K2, B8): video tutorial
    How to change front springs / front coil springs on Audi A4 B8 Saloon [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 (J120) [AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs on MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front springs on MERCEDES-BENZ W203 C-Class [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs on FORD FIESTA V JH, JD [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change front springs on VW TOURAN 1t3 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
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    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on VOLVO V50 1 (P12)[TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
  • How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on NISSAN QASHQAI 1 (J10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]
    How to change rear springs / rear coil springs on NISSAN QASHQAI 1 (J10) [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.