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#1 nskeates

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

Hello,

how long should it take to change a front coil spring on a 2002 Tdci ? what sort of job is it ?

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

2-3 hours depending on fast and confident you are, double if not so!

Its not particular hard to do just laborious task - Loosen hub nut, wheel off, caliper and disc off, hub nut off, track rod off, ball joint pinch bolt out, lower the subframe on that side, drive shaft out the hub, ball joint out the knuckle, 4 bolts inside the engine bay and you can now remove the strut with knuckle, use spring compressors and remove the spring....reverse!

Haynes manual and a weekend should see you right in most cases, just watch for bolt heads shearing/rounding, track rods threads can snap and very easy to chew the thread on the pinch bolt but can get bought cheap enough before you start, its mainly labour costs if getting a garage to do it, so I offset the costs on changing a few other things like the track rods, bolts+nuts and tools etc.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

I did this a bit different, I didn’t touch the subframe, drive shaft or ball joint.

If you use the spring compressors you can compress the strut enough to get the bottom out, worked for me.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:29 PM

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If you dont have spring compressors it maybe cheaper to pay someone to do it rather than buy or hire
the compressors.

And whatever you do avoid the cheapo compressors, Mate had some and they were only 12 or 15mm
diameter and you should have seen the bend on them, I stood well back when he used them.

He borrowed mine many years back and i have never seen them since. Mine could be clamped onto the spring
at each end which stopped them slipping.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:39 PM

good advice from Purple_2L_LX.

not a hard job if you have correct tools
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

HI NKEATS.. The most common part to go on the mark three esp. since the local autoritys in their wisdom have deemed it perferct traffic control to fit killer ramps everywhere .. doing this job can be a doddle or a scurge ..but there is a cheat .. dont bother buying and fitting a new spring requiring spring compressors and skill.. just buy the complete strut ..from a breakers . this means the spring is already on there and you simply have to drop the hub .let go the two bolts which hold the hub to the strut .. let go the drop link. let go the three retaining nuts on top from inside the enginne bay ..and your practicallly there . ..wrereass if you buy a new spring you still have to let go the strut and take it out ..but you have to compress the spring onto the old strut . and heree i have come across the probable cause of some spring breaks ... the bottom or the spring retainer on the strut bends and the spring overlaps the end stop .. sooo i think its even a better job to replace the whole strut.. s




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