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Can you tell if a cars strut coil was completely compressed recently
Hi there. It is possible the strut may have been bottomed out and spring compressed until it was closed, but I doubt that this happened unless the front strut or the wheel got damaged in some way. I would say...
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Loud pop and difficult steering from loose front spring. 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300
There is not much that can be done to prevent something like this. I would suggest possibly having the same mechanic look into potentially welding that cavity area closed in an effort to not allow water to sit in this area...
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While driving in town, heard thump and then squeaking
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes Benz E300. Check to see if you see any tilting of the vehicle to one side. You may also notice an abnormal amount of bouncing when driving the car. These are all...
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Front coil spring housing corroded and broke away
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Mercedes-Benz E300. This is also related to your other question regarding the coil springs. As explained, the perch is a structure that supports the coil springs. Often times, when one or...
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my coil spring is corroded and i want to buy the part but I can't identify the exact name of the part i know its a coil spring
You should get the new coil spring with the coil spring insulators. I would recommend replacing the front shocks and sway bar links with bushings at the same time.
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I'm changing my AE92 OEM Corolla shocks to a KYB Excel-G model. Do I keep the same coil springs?
For most people replacing their springs along with the struts is an issue of budget. Since you are already upgrading the shock portion of the strut, you will also see an improvement with new springs. I definitely suggest replacing the...
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Trouble installing front suspension stock springs
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air. There are some pretty good spring compressors on the market now, made from servicing modern struts. I really like the half circle style that comes with a few...
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I think my front driver side spring is broken.
First of all, if the coil spring is broken, the car will be sagging at the left front. I have worked on cars for over twenty years and have never seen a coil spring just snap, unless someone has attempted...
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VW Polo running on three cylinders?
This is possibly a sign of an intake air leak creating a lean fuel condition. When this happens, this causes an imbalance in the air/fuel mixture inside the cylinder causing the misfire, which can also cause the engine idle to...
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i attain a coil kit for my car and plugs what the purpose of a coil kit
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Ignition coils for your vehicle are designed to supply voltage to the spark plug. To check if the coil is working, simply unplug the coil when the engine is running. If the engine stumbles,...
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Banging sound at slow speed at left rear wheel well area
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and check all of the suspension, sway bar, ball joints, and the shock absorbers. Makes sure that everything is tight. If everything is tight, lower the vehicle and do a bounce test on the...
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How much to replace the two rear suspension coils?
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost of repairing / replacing the rear suspension coils on a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350.
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Is replacing rear coil springs easy?
Hi there - in general, this is NOT a recommended repair for the average do-it-yourselfer. Replacing a coil spring, while relatively straightforward mechanically, requires raising and supporting the vehicle safely approximately 2-3 feet off the ground. With the axle securely...
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hi, what can i change on my 2006 4runner to give it smoother ride on bumpy roads
There can be some gains in comfort by changing the tires to, for example, top rated tires as tested by Consumer Reports. The best thing to do is review Consumer Reports' tire ratings and recommendations for the particular tire type...
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Shock absorbers
Gas charged struts and shocks will extend by themselves and hold extended pressure as long as the strut or shock is good and holding pressure. You should be able to push in the shock or strut with some applied pressure....
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I want to change out my air suspension to coil springs.
Hi there. The best thing to do is go with the local parts store for the coil spring set. Any coil spring is a good spring as long as they are designed for the weight of your vehicle. Now since...
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What exactly is a coral spring and what does it do for you car? And is it removed during a manifold replacement?
Hi there. The term is an exhaust coil spring and it is used to force clamp a flange together with an exhaust donut. These springs help hold the exhaust together and flex as the engine is throttled. If you need...
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Whenever i touch my car -Just a little touch the whole car shake as if it will turn upside down.
Hello. It sounds like you have weak springs or struts. It is heard of for those to weaken and produce the concerns you speaketh of. Springs, shocks, or struts are suggested to be replaced every 50,000 miles. I suggest having...
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Squeking sound on my left coilovers driverside
If a bushing has failed, or a rubber spring insulator has torn, you might be hearing metal to metal contact and that could account for the squeaking. Other possible sources of squeaking noises are the strut, shock absorber, sway bar...
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I wood like to put front springs on my Mazda.
The time to replace the coil springs in the front of your Mazda will depend on what model your vehicle is and if your vehicle is front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or four wheel drive. Most coil spring replacements...

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