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    Mot failure same as last year?!

    Car in being fixed at moment along with replacement gearbox. I asked them to MOT at same time.

    Was told the ABS light was on the dash (wasn't when i started the car the previous morning, although i couldn't move the car) and a rear coild spring had broken, and another ABS sensor exactly a year later.

    Now that's strange because when i looked up the mot from last year, the same faults reported, and this was the same MOT station.

    Should i be suspicious!? I certainly dont recollect there being any clonking or noise from the rear nor did i notice any drop in ride height. Is it a common thing on S3's around this age (2000).
    Last edited by mephisto; 17th June 2011 at 07:54. Reason: because i need to ffs
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    Ask to see the coil once its off.. You will soon tell if its a snap or if its been cut.

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    Both of my rear coils had snapped I think it's a common issue dude

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    Thanks chaps, yep popped down and it was the OSR spring which has failed now, was NSR last time. Oh well, if i hadn't just shelled out a grand on a replacement gearbox + and corroded mounting brackets, DM flywheel, clutch kit + ABS sensor etc i may of had some change for a new decent suspension kit, ouch!
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