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It is always recommended to replace suspecsion and braking components on both sides of the same axle at the same time, wherever possible. Both will currently be the same age - if one has failed, it is likely that the other is in a similar condition and so could easily fail soon. In the case of springs, the constant flexing of the metal can eventually lead ...


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A fairly common issue on cars with strut suspension are broken springs. As the strut wears it looses its ability to control spring dampening. This allows the spring to compress and expand faster and farther than designed. Over time the spring weakens and breaks. The break many times occurs at the very last turns of the spring and may go unnoticed. Look at ...


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I don't know the specifics of that car, so I'm going to take a stab and assume we're talking about coil springs. Springs only squeak where they contact something else, which is why spraying them didn't help. If you can't see anything else in contact with the spring have a look at the top and bottom seats. Those seats sometimes wear. Not necessarily all the ...


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Springs do wear out overtime or with severe duty use. You can determine if they are sagging by checking the ride height. Where this measurement is taken and what is normal varies with each vehicle type and brand. They spring is what determines ride height as it the component that is supporting the vehicles weight. One of the leading causes of spring failure ...


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Are you sure the springs are the source of the squeaking? It could be some other moving part of the front suspension, perhaps with a worn bushing.


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The only time springs usually go bad is if the shocks/struts are no longer functioning. If a vehicle has bad shock/struts and is allowed to bounce all over the place, the springs become worn out. If the shocks/struts are replaced when required, you should have no fear of the springs. You can always do an inspection of the springs. Reasons to replace them: ...


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Here are some points which you should look for in your suspension to determine whether you need to change them or not. 1. Bumpy Ride Drive the car on some rough roads, if you can feel all of the slightest bumps then unfortunately your coils are wearing out and you need to fix them. Also drive on a pothole in low speed, does your suspension does full ...


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You have the spring rate (you call it spring constant) so you can calculate it yourself. ;) The spring rate is the amount of force (weight/mass) the spring requires to compress the specified amount. For example, your OEM front springs compress 1 inch when you put 146 pounds on it. So, with the numbers you provided the OEM height can be calculated. The car ...



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