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My car is Renault Clio Campus 1.5 dci 2007, front Left Coil spring is broken. I bought 2 and changed the broken one today. it seems ok but I am going to change the other tomorrow. I did not get any help it took 2-3 hours to remove and replace the spring because the I had to compress it manually. with hand tools. it is only 3 bolts (nuts) need to be taken. ...


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This is a sway bar link. The usual symptoms related to this wear are a medium pitch clunk when going over small bumps and lessened body roll control on cornering.


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There probably isn't a lot to worry about from hitting a speed bump at 15mph over the recommended speed. The shocks are designed to take a beating. Over time they do wear out but since they are still relatively new I would doubt you'd see much damage from a single incident. The bottom line is that anything and everything on the car could sustain damage from ...


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When installing lowering springs that reduce the ride height of a car by more than ~1 inch, you'll want to increase the spring rate to avoid bottoming out (body scraping the ground or shocks reaching maximum stroke). You'll also need to replace your shocks if you change the spring rate more than ~10%. If you want to lower the car by using a lighter spring, ...


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It is very possible to damage the struts and shocks on a small vehicle hitting a speed bump. It is more a vehicle weight, speed of impact issue and reaction time of the shock to absorb that energy rather than size of speed bump. I blew 4 MacPherson struts on a Toyota Corolla and the struts were after market replacements (Munroes). I doubt very much that ...


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At most, you may have knocked the alignment out, however you probably didn't damage the suspension otherwise. If the shocks are really old, they can start to leak if you hit the bumpstops hard, however you probably didn't do much to the car if you didn't notice the suspension instantly collapse downwards or make noises/knocks/etc after you went over it. ...


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Empty and change your diff fluid, gearbox fluid and transfer case fluid. When the fluids are out and in the pan, run a magnet through each to see if you can collect any metal pieces. Being an evo, I'd be suspecting either diff or transfer case as the first thing to look at. When the teeth in the gears and clutch packs inside the diffs start to fail, they ...


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This depends on the suspension setup. Hydropneumatic suspension (in implementations slightly different to Citroën's) has been used on various sports cars including the MG F and McLaren's current range including the P1. Citroën's original implementation was biased for comfort, at the expense of body control: after a bump, the system takes longer to settle ...


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In normal road situations I have never driven a car as smooth as a hydropneumatic Citroen. I have regularly driven a BX and several Xantias and have never thought that they handled any better or worse than a 'conventional' car in normal road situations. I suspect that they are inferior on the track or if pushed really hard. One to research is the Xantia ...


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That is the way Honda does a lot of their suspension parts. Take for instance, the part below. It isn't sold with bushings, but rather as a complete unit. This is the complete A-Arm from the front end kit for your Jazz (called a "Fit" here in the US). With this in mind, I don't think they are telling you anything out of the ordinary, though it does sound ...



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