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    Is it ok to drive with a broken front spring?

    My passenger one snapped tonight and i wont be able to get it fixed till the middle of next week. The broken part is right at the bottom and whenever i go over a pothole it's banging - which im guessing is the broken bit moving around?

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    i would do minimal miles personally

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    Pull the old bit out if you can mate it wont go anywwhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dose View Post
    Pull the old bit out if you can mate it wont go anywwhere

    Agreed

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    Definately pull the broken peice out. If not when jolted or turning a tight corner, the sharp end can dig into the tyre and result in shedding the innner wall. Then its a new spring and tyre. Even with the broken bit removed I would minimise the miles anyway till you can get it sorted. This happened on my wifes zafira, she drove on it for weeks before she told me that she heard a metal banging noise evey time she went over a bump. But that could have been more luck than anything. Substandard vauxhall parts.

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    I managed to get them fixed today. The car sounds and feels more solid than it did before the spring snapped lol

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