Broken suspension spring?

aaronbromley

TDISport.com Owner
Nov 25, 2004
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Hey guys and girls,

I was driving out of my close last night turning the wheel when i noticed a sound which i can only describe as a "scraping" sound. It was too dark last night to be able to see what was wrong and i assumed it was a piece of plastic catching on the wheel, so i had a look this-morning and found this:


It looks light my front right spring is broken (as you can see the coils are too close together at the top).
 

techie

Skoda Techie
Mar 22, 2003
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Pretty well covered on here, I would think you wil also need the top mount and bearing replaced.
 

Ash_238

Active Member
Aug 25, 2009
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I would say the best way is to remove the suspension strut & inspect further.

A month or two back i had my car Serviced by the stealers. They diagnosed my car to have both front coil springs to be snapped. After further inspection & replacement was taken on by myself I found only one of the coil springs snapped.

As mentioned Replacing the Top mounts is advised & this something I should of done in my own scenario.

After a recent conference with a Coil spring producer, it was mentioned that its advised to change the springs in pairs (this could be seen as a method to increase their revenue). I myself changed both.

All I will say is that as long as you have the right experience, the right tools & information you could take on the job yourself.

One Guide which I found helpful was the following:

http://www.seat-ibiza-mk4.co.uk/ibiza_front_shock_absorber_change.htm

Best of luck.

Ash
 
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