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[Astra Mk4/G] [98-04] front coil spring replacement

Discussion in 'Astra, Corsa, Zafira, Meriva, Adam, Agila, Tigra & Nova [Includes AstraVan & ComboVan] owners forum' started by leekmass, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. leekmass

    leekmass New Member

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    front coil spring on my 1.6 16v astra snapped 2day, is it a difficult job to replace. a break down of the job would be very helpful. thanks in advance.
     
  2. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey VXon Frontera Monkey VxON Club Member

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    Hi you need coil spring compressor and sockets for the strut bolts - undo the strut from the top mount - use an allen key to stop it spinning when undoing the nut - make a note of the order things come off both on top of the wing und under the wing
    once the top is off undo the two bolts holding the strut to the hub carrier unclip the abs and brake pipes if attached
    bench the whole unit - count the coils and compare before stripping out - compress the spring and remove from the strut - uncompress - compress new one - fit to strut and tighten
    refit in reverse order
    cheers
    Steve
     

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