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Rear spring snapped - advice please

pj123 Jul 18, 2011

  1. pj123

    pj123 Member

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    Just wondering if you need spring compressors to fit new rear springs or just a jack under the hinged arm will be enough to reconnect the damper? 1 ring off the base has snapped on my offside rear spring. Car is 9 years old on 109k, seems to be fairly common on this age of Audi.
     
  2. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    You wont need spring compressors for the rear springs, the space is too small for compressors, well from my experience anyway,.... unless I just have stupidly big and bulky compressors?? :shrug:
     
  3. mrjheeta

    mrjheeta Member

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    i agree with Az, i dropped the sub frame, the new spring went in quite easy with a bit of help...
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    local garage keep your hands clean
     
  5. Az

    Az Hard slammed!

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    But that costs money...... ;) things like this I'd much rather do myself if I know the job is easy enough, bit of dirt never hurt anyone! :icon_thumright:
     
  6. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    im just pure lazy this week tho
     
  7. Dsport

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    You won't be able to get away with just undoing the damper, you will have to undo the top link bolt ( mark it as this also adjusts the camber) then you have enough room to get the spring in, on the last one I did I removed the rear caliper too as it was streatchin the flexi pipe, should take you about 10/15 min a side
     
  8. pj123

    pj123 Member

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    Changed one last night and it turns out with 1.9 TDI non sports suspension you do need spring compressors. Bought some from screwfix for £17 which did the job. My S3 was an easy job to change the rear springs as they are short springs, but doing this job with spring compressors is a pain!
     
  9. Hari_G

    Hari_G New Member

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    Does anyone have a step by step guide for replacing the rear springs A4 B6, as both of mine have snapped!
    I have a pair of spring compressors (if needed), but would appreciate any help!
     

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