Front suspension spring broke

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jasper5
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Re: Front suspension spring broke

Post by jasper5 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 pm

A couple of solid blocks of wood between the bottom shelf and the inner wing.

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Re: Front suspension spring broke

Post by Kiwi » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:17 pm

jasper5 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:26 pm
A couple of solid blocks of wood between the bottom shelf and the inner wing.
Thanks Jasper, but I don't understand. What do you classify as the bottom shelf, the lower spring perch on the strut body , or....?

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Re: Front suspension spring broke

Post by jasper5 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 pm

Bottom shelf on the strut...where the bottom of the spring fits.

If you fix a couple of blocks of wood between the bottom spring mounting and the inner wing (top spring mounting) you will be able to move the car....shouldn't be too much of a problem if you have cut out the spring.
If you haven't yet cut out the spring you should be able to move the car if the spring isn't fouling anything....from experience the tyre is the thing that gets fouled when the coil spring breaks, along with the abs sensor, cv boot and brake hose, but as long as yours are ok and there is no fouling of the tyre you should be able to move the car...if you have already removed the spring then jack up the car and fit the blocks.

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Re: Front suspension spring broke

Post by Kiwi » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 pm

jasper5 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Bottom shelf on the strut...where the bottom of the spring fits.

If you fix a couple of blocks of wood between the bottom spring mounting and the inner wing (top spring mounting) you will be able to move the car....shouldn't be too much of a problem if you have cut out the spring.
If you haven't yet cut out the spring you should be able to move the car if the spring isn't fouling anything....from experience the tyre is the thing that gets fouled when the coil spring breaks, along with the abs sensor, cv boot and brake hose, but as long as yours are ok and there is no fouling of the tyre you should be able to move the car...if you have already removed the spring then jack up the car and fit the blocks.
Now I understand, many thanks Jasper.

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