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    As above car fail MOT today for a snapped spring?

    I couldnt feel a diffrence in handling, which i thought i would.

    Anyway getting it done today hopefully

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    welcome to the broken spring club....

    they normally snap on the last turn so there is little difference in the handling characterisitics ....but as it wont seat correctly there is a chance of a larger failure

    hope you get it sorted

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    Recently I was switching some springs on my car, and I didnt realise that one of the springs was broken on the bottom rung, until I saw the broken piece sitting on top of the wheel hub! The VX Springs have a well justified reputation

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    Getting it done today, as i work in a garage.

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    I had a broken spring on my last MOT.. My MOT is coming up again in a couple of months, i'd rather know if its got a broken spring before that time and get it fixed before.. Is it easy to see if a spring is broken?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibblitz View Post
    I had a broken spring on my last MOT.. My MOT is coming up again in a couple of months, i'd rather know if its got a broken spring before that time and get it fixed before.. Is it easy to see if a spring is broken?

    fronts on full lock you can clearly see the spring - just have a poke with a screwdriver if you have the sleeves fitted remember to be careful and if necessary jack the car up as you dont want your head under there when you poke it and it fails

    rears have a look from underneath and again can clealy see the whole spring

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    Replace them in pairs too for saftey.

    Jack it up and with a torch you should be able to see if its broken or not.

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    Could be a good opportunity to lower it

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    I have an inch missing off the bottom of a front coil & a noisey rear shock... with the MOT due near the end of this month i order a full set of Monroe reflex shock & GTS springs all round.
    Booked in for fitting this comming Monday

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    Snap ! (ironic huh )
    Just had the very same failure , the station that did my MOT very cheerily came up with a price of £249 !

    Needless to say i waved goodbye to them & had them done by my local mobile dude ... at a cost of .............................................. £106 inc both fitted (£80.00 for budget if i wanted)



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