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Inevitable front spring breaking
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We've had the car over a year now and this is the first problem. I drove it off the front yesterday and it was clunking and cracking on right turns so I drove it back home and checked it. Sure enough off side front spring in two pieces although it was driving alright. I took the strut off today and fetched a new spring, not bad £20.42 inc. vat. from the place my wife drives for on Saturday (staff discount) and I am taking it round to a friend's garage at 1400 when he gets back from dinner to have the new spring compressed onto the strut as it looks a monster of a job to get it down to length. It should be back together for tea time hopefully.
So where does this bit go then ?
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It's not actually that difficult a job if you have spring compressors. Only took me about an hour a side.
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(10-03-2014, 01:08 PM)ffrenchie Wrote:  We've had the car over a year now and this is the first problem. I drove it off the front yesterday and it was clunking and cracking on right turns so I drove it back home and checked it. Sure enough off side front spring in two pieces although it was driving alright. I took the strut off today and fetched a new spring, not bad £20.42 inc. vat. from the place my wife drives for on Saturday (staff discount) and I am taking it round to a friend's garage at 1400 when he gets back from dinner to have the new spring compressed onto the strut as it looks a monster of a job to get it down to length. It should be back together for tea time hopefully.

How many miles has your Lingo done Ffrenchie?

Cheers

Ian
2012 Berlingo XTR 110 in Iron Grey

Money cannot buy you happiness but it far better to cry in Ferrari than on a bicycle
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(10-03-2014, 02:23 PM)Bigian Wrote:  How many miles has your Lingo done Ffrenchie?

Cheers

Ian

92,000 so if it's an original spring it's not done bad. It's back on now, my friend round at the garage has a hydraulic spring compressor, we had to open it up two notches as the spring is so long. It has the spring catcher fitted as per the recall so it must have been in at some time. It was a pig to get the strut back down into the upright even with the weight of the car pushing it down but the club hammer helped.


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