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    confused Broken front suspension

    hi guys hope you can help!

    my front, drivers side spring has snapped.......

    do i?
    a: replace one spring?

    b: replace front two?

    c: replace all four?

    D: can i do it myself?

    e: buy parts and pay for labour?

    z: just go straight to a garage and get em to do the lot??


    not after anything fancy, just want my suspension sorted again.....


    any ideas????
    Last edited by Stevel; 31st March 2009 at 00:00.

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    Garages will tell you to change the pair, I've have done mine in the past and have just replaced the broken one, you'll need spring compressors to change them as well as tools to remove the macpherson strut.

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    Lower ball joint off, brake caliper off, driveshaft nut to undo, track rod end to disconnect, top of macpherson strut to undo (engine bay) then remove from car and change spring. doddle!

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    Change if possible all four springs...if not possible at least both fronts. Go for a none VX brand...apparently they are brittle as glass.
    You can do it yourself if you have the tools.

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    cheers for the prompt replys keep em coming!

    just found four apex sports for £92.50 any good?

    any ideas?

    know any good breakers?

    second hand ok?

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    what model is it mate

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    its a 04 ls

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    what are apex sports, can't see the reason for changing all four unless you like work!

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    don't really wanna change all four......... just found em on the net!

    don't know much about suspension!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratty Dad View Post
    its a 04 ls
    petrol , diesel engine size

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