Help & Advice please - rear spring broken - 2000 A4 1.9tdi SE (115hp)


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Just got a broken rear spring.

How much of a job to replace it (and the other side)?

I see that the spring sits around the damper/shock absorber, so I presume it's not just a case of jacking up, compressing the spring and removing.

Is it a diy job? Any 'how to' guides about.

Any help massively appreciated (please!)



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This happened to my 1998 TDi
I managed to get hold of a 2nd hand strut from the folowing contact -
Overton Dismantlers
Overton Garage Ltd
off Dyce Drive
Scotland AB21 0EQ
Tel: 00.44.1224.722354
Parts Fax: 00.44.1224.775451
General Fax:00.44.1224.722457
Email :

Easy job to replace.
Jack car up and secure.
Undo the main nut/bolt at the bottom of the strut. Remove the strut from its lower mount.
Undo the top mounting bolts located in the boot under the fabric trim.
Turn the strut a qtr turn to release it from the top mount.

Either get hold of a complete strut or spring. Stripping the strut to replace the spring is a pain in the back side but easy if you make a mental note of the position of the parts.

Goes back the same way it came out.