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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
1 ONLY DO ONE SIDE AT A TIME
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

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Re: How to replace rear coil springs on a Espace (with pictures)

I replaced the rear springs on my Espace today, it wasnt that bad a job really.
I followed a similar method to Stuntman, but I left the wheels on and jacked it up until they where about two inches off the ground then supported it on axle stands.
you do need to soak the bolts on the shock absorbers, then work them out and back in a few times or you will probably shear them off.
The whole back axle will lower down and enable you to remove the old spring. I then fitted the new springs which slotted in easily, put the jack in the middle of the axle and making sure the springs sit properely in there rubber sockets, jack it up and fit the bolts back into the shock absorbers.
It took about an hour in total and the springs cost me 45 off ebay , they are the same thickness all the way too the pigtail ends and the old ones where thinner to the ends so hopefully the new ones should last longer and be better for when I tow my caravan.
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Re: Renault Espace - How To Replace Rear Coil Springs (With Pics)

Anyone know if this process would be similar for a laguna 1.9DCi 53 plate?

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

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The method should be very similar on a laguna, although there is no link bar between the hubs.
You will need to un-bolt the shock absorbers the same way and lower the suspension to get the old springs out.
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Re: Renault Espace - How To Replace Rear Coil Springs (With Pics)

I wouldn't be using the jack under the centre of the rear axle beam - I have aheard they can bend very easily throwing the rear wheel alignments out big time.
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