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volcomsk8a
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strut spring help
#1302619 - 08/17/06 10:53 PM

It feels as if my rear spring is broken. i can hear it. how much do these go for? do i need to replace both? also i read up the faq and it doesnt look to bad to change. any done this before? how was it

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Re: strut spring help new
#1302620 (Re: volcomsk8a) 08/17/06 10:59 PM

I got a set of stock rear springs (one has 500 miles the other has 0), PM me if you want em, Ill give ya a good price

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volcomsk8a
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Re: strut spring help new
#1302702 (Re: starjammir) 08/18/06 01:17 AM

anyone know if i'm going to need struts too? and what would ford charge?

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Re: strut spring help new
#1302707 (Re: volcomsk8a) 08/18/06 01:27 AM

What exactly does the car feel like? This will tell us if it is the spring or strut that is worn.

If you are going to replace one....replace the opposite side.

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volcomsk8a
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Re: strut spring help new
#1302724 (Re: Loco4G63) 08/18/06 01:44 AM

when driving, getting out of the car, going over a bump, pushing down on the back the drivers side it clunks. it makes a loud noise. it feels to me as if the spring is cracked but i really couldnt see anything.

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Matt R
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Re: strut spring help new
#1303439 (Re: volcomsk8a) 08/20/06 02:01 AM

Clunking is usually a sign of something loose. Look around at the more simple options then going straight to R&R.

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volcomsk8a
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Re: strut spring help new
#1303532 (Re: Matt R) 08/20/06 04:29 PM

I really can't tell anything, everything looks all right. The spring looks nice and solid. The symptoms are when braking i get a shake from that spring area, when going over bumps i get a dull clunk from the area.

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volcomsk8a
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Re: strut spring help new
#1304300 (Re: volcomsk8a) 08/22/06 12:53 AM

anyone got another idea?

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jd2-98s
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Re: strut spring help new
#1304341 (Re: volcomsk8a) 08/22/06 01:54 AM

Originally posted by volcomsk8a:
anyone got another idea?




Inspect swaybar mounts, brackets and swaybarlink bushings and make sure the links r good and bolts r to correct TQ.

Also have someone else bouce the car, use papertowel roll on one ear and see if you can pinpoint the direction of noise. Even a mechanics stethoscope using just the tube can give you and idea how high or low in the suspension to start checking.


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volcomsk8a
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Re: strut spring help new
#1306624 (Re: jd2-98s) 08/25/06 09:07 PM

well im still trying to pinpoint it but the sound sounds like its coming from the bottom of the spring where it goes into the cup, anyone ever deal with this problem

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