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Renault Espace - How To Replace Rear Coil Springs (With Pics)

Just replaced rear coil springs on a 53reg Espace you don't need any special tools just a jack ,axle stands a length of timber say 3"x2" 3 foot long and a small block of wood

It might be a good idea some days before start of the job to spray bottom shocker bolts with wd40 as last year I replaced the shockers and spent an hour trying to undo them
2 Chock both front wheels
3 Remove hub caps loosen rear wheel nuts
4 Place jack under rear axle to one side jack up high
5 Place axle stand infront of trailing arm but under chassis member don't trap pipes or press against fuel tank
6 Spray shocker bolt with wd40 Undo bottom bolt on shocker pull out the way
7 Remove road wheel place under car

8 Lower jack leave in place but no weight on it
9 Spring won't drop out so place a length of wood and block between trailing arm and chassis member look out for wires or pipes ,spring will then fall out
10 Replace spring
11 Tighten shocker bolt
12 Put wheel back on
13 Jack up remove axle stand
14 Lower jack
Repeat process for other side

Hope this helps you

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