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    I've never changed rear springs before, just wondering if anyone knows how easy / hard they are to do? I've got a loud squeak when going over any sort of bump / speed ramp, etc, that can also be heard when you bounce the rear of the car (nearside only). I've got both springs ready, and will be tackling the job sometime this week.

    Can't seem to find a How 2 for this

    Car's a 52 reg 2.2 DTi SRi, if that helps

    Any advice / help / things to look out for would be great


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    Very easy mate

    Jack the car up and support it with axle stands
    Bottom of the hub, there is a bolt, torx one end and 17mm other , loosen this off but dont remove
    slide a trolley jack under the arm and jack it up to take the strain,
    loosen the bolt and remove completely
    lower the trolley jack and the arm will drop, allowing you to remove the spring,

    fitting vice versa to removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    Very easy mate

    Jack the car up and support it with axle stands
    Bottom of the hub, there is a bolt, torx one end and 17mm other , loosen this off but dont remove
    slide a trolley jack under the arm and jack it up to take the strain,
    loosen the bolt and remove completely
    lower the trolley jack and the arm will drop, allowing you to remove the spring,

    fitting vice versa to removal
    Excellent. Do you know what size Torx I need?

    Thanks

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    Replaced mine a few months back. Read my thread. Same car.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131802

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Replaced mine a few months back. Read my thread. Same car.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131802
    Excellent! Thanks Graham

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    v easy job mate,

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony-1977 View Post
    Excellent. Do ypou know what soize Torx I need?

    Thanks
    I have a full set of torx so if you get stuck give me a shout and Ill pop down. I'm not to far away.

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    this how2 about upper control arms has some relevant info on rear springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyred View Post
    this how2 about upper control arms has some relevant info on rear springs.
    That's excellent. Looks easy

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