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post #2 of (permalink) Old 22nd September 2006
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We have changed loads of coil springs recently,mostly on Renaults,BMW's and Merc's.The rear springs on Clios are a weak point,for sure,but just because they're rusty doesn't mean they're about to break.I think this may have been a little misleading......

We have used aftermarket springs before,so far without any problems,and the springs that are fitted to the cars from new are obviously genuine ones,so they're not that great anyway!!.

The rear Clio springs are very easy to change.With the car on the ground,undo the lower shock absorber mounting.Then jack both sides of the car up under the sills.The axle will drop down,and the springs will fall out.Put the new springs in place,and slowly lower the car,making sure the springs locate properly.Once the car is on the ground,refit the shockers,and it's job done.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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