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[Steering & Suspension] 2008 Driver's side Strut/Spring Alignment?
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I noticed that the suspension spring coils on the drivers side are a bit uneven. The coils at the back of the spring are slightly closer than at the front, so the spring has a slight bow. Nothing is bent or broken so far as I can see, spring mounts on the strut and at the top look to be ok & the spring cup turns with the wheel & the suspension seems to work fine. I suppose it's possible that the spring mount on the strut is somehow wonky but there are no signs of damage or breakage that I could see.
Anyone else noticed this?
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#2
Are the spring ends located in the recesses at the top and bottom ?
So where does this bit go then ?
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(07-07-2019, 07:30 AM)ffrenchie Wrote:  Are the spring ends located in the recesses at the top and bottom ?

Yep, both ends are where they should be so far as I remember from yesterday. It's worth a double check though so will have another look, if they're not located properly, I'll update this post.
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#4
OK, double checked and both ends of the spring are seated properly.
However, it looks like the spring mounting plate on the strut is not at 90 degrees to the strut & tips forwards a very small amount in the same direction as the bow on the spring. I can't see that it's moved recently & can't be sure if it's supposed to be like that, or if I buy another if it'll be any different!
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