Q: What would cause a front coil spring to come out of its seat?

asked by on September 14, 2016

Two days ago a local shop replace my tie rod ends, today after a long drive I just happened to look under my truck and see that the passenger side coil spring is sitting out of its seat. Could this be related to the tie rod job or is it probably just coincidence?

My car has 98000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Dodge Ram 1500. Spring removal is not needed to change tie rods. It’s possible the spring is broken, or the upper spring seat/cup may have broken off the chassis due to rust or corrosion. If you need assistance with getting it fixed, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home and replace the suspension spring. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

it takes several times for car to actually start and wen it does start I put in reverse or drive and it quits y

Hi there. This sounds like most likely a transmission speed sensor problem. Your car has a sensor on the transmission that detects the car's gear ratio and relays this information to the car's computer. If the car has trouble starting...

Car lights

It sounds like replacing the fuse fixed your issue for now. Fuses do not have a direction they have to be installed. The fuse does not have to be switched around. Let us know if you continue to have issues...

My van won't start sometimes then will start like 2 min after. Battery and alternator both good

There may be a variety of potential reasons for this to happen. First, if the van cranks over we can rule out the starter, battery and starter relay. If it does not crank over and simply makes a "clicking" sound,...

Related articles

What Advantages Do Aftermarket Suspension Components Offer?
Most Most modern cars’ and trucks’ suspensions are carefully designed to ensure adequate performance under a variety of conditions. Still, every suspension represents numerous compromises, as manufacturers must design their cars for a variety of needs and conditions while ensuring...
What Are Rocker Switches and How Are They Used in Cars?
Every Every function inside your vehicle is controlled by a switch in some way. Some switches require a high current capacity, while others are low voltage. Low voltage switches usually control the electrical position of a relay, which directs a...
What Are Rocker Switches and How Are They Used in Cars?
Every Every function inside your vehicle is controlled by a switch in some way. Some switches require a high current capacity, while others are low voltage. Low voltage switches usually control the electrical position of a relay, which directs a...