How to change a coil spring on car [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change coil springs on a car – replacement tutorial
Required Tools:
Tap wrench
Wheel impact socket
Impact socket
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Strut spring compressor
Coil spring compressor
Please note!
  • Depending on the car’s trim level, different coil springs may be installed
  • Their stiffness depends on the number of coils and the wire diameter
  • The springs are always under load, which causes them to lose their properties over time
  • Excessive pressure on the springs and corrosion can cause their coils to break
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    How to change Springs - free PDF and video manuals
    Before starting to work, familiarise yourself with the suspension design
    The spring can be a separately mounted component or be a part of the suspension strutSeparately mounted springs can be installed on a dependent suspension (axle beam) or an independent oneIn the latter case, it is the suspension arm that is spring-loaded
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    How to replace rear and front Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    The axle beam should first be jacked up a little, as the shock absorber limits the spring travel. The suspension also needs to be jacked up to prevent the bushings from tearing
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    To remove a spring from a dependent suspension, undo the lower shock absorber fasteners
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    Changing Spring by yourself
    Before getting down to work, make sure that all the sensors and wires are disconnected from the suspension
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    How to remove front and rear Suspension spring - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Inspect the mounts and replace them if necessary
    Please note!
    If they are worn out, you will hear a squeaking noise when the springs are working
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    How to replace Suspension springs: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the mounting seats on the car body and suspension components
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    How hard is it to do yourself: rear Springs replacement - download illustrated guide
    Screw in the fasteners that attach the shock absorbers to the suspension without tightening them
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Only tighten the fasteners after jacking up the axle beam to its normal positionIn the normal position, the suspension is supporting the weight of the lowered carUse the tightening torque recommended by the car manufacturer
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    Need to know how to renew Springs? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    In this case, first jack up the suspension arm a little and loosen the fasteners
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    Changing of front Springs won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    If there are сamber bolts, be sure to make marks. These will be used as a reference when mounting the fasteners back in place
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    Jack up the suspension arm a little to compensate for the spring action
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    Replacing Spring on your car by yourself
    Loosen all the suspension arm fasteners without unscrewing them completely
    This is necessary to prevent the bushings from being damaged when the arm is pulled aside
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    rear and front Suspension spring DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the fastener on one side of the suspension arm and lower the arm while lowering the transmission jack
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    Make sure that the spring is fully released and then remove it
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    Clean the mounting seat and install a new spring.
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    DIY replacement of front and rear Springs is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial. Check it out!
    Reassemble all the components in reverse order
    Due to the high spring force, there is a risk of displacement of the jacked-up partTo avoid this, it must be securely fastened
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    How to change Springs - free PDF and video manuals
    Fit the fasteners according to the marks
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    How to replace rear and front Springs - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Jack up the suspension arm so that the bushings take their normal position and tighten the fasteners
    Please note!
    A suspension strut can be fitted on either the front or rear axleIt will need to be removed to replace the spring
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