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wife has just went out into the car and after starting the car as she was just about to pull away heard a loud crack after a quick look seems like the front passenger spring has snapped as you can see it and its pressing against the tyre what i want to know is

1. how much (roughly) to get this replaced.

2. is it better to get both sides done at the same time.

thanks for any help.
 

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www.greydevilindustries.com supply coil springs. Not too sure about the cost but DEFINATELY get both sides done at the same time. Replacing one spring could affect the handling characteristics of your car considerably.
Are you planning on doing the repair yourself?

Hope this helps Oilyrag :)
 

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cheers for the quick reply the chap across the road has a garage and he said the springs where arond the £30 mark and he will get one of the boys to fling it on for £20 i think i'll take your advise and get both done at the same time.

cheers riker1
 

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Laguna 2 Coil Springs

:( Took my 01 1.8 lag tourer to main dealer who told me nsf coil spring broken!Its only done 56000mls and its broken,they want £232 each and they should fit both at the same time...£464..........is this common?The other day my cat went...£620 and it needed new discs and pads.....£185.......all this on a car with full service history and is in good condition.Oh and I also had new rear bushes....£392.....if this is the way Renaults last then I think I will be selling it on and going back to Ford!Shame as it is very nice to drive but I cannot justify this sort of money!
 

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hi brand new to this forum and noticed your problem with coil spring. when the coil spring failed did it puncture your tyre.
my wife yesterday got in the car to come home from work and herd a load bang called the aa and they informed us that the coil had broke and went through a brand new tyre.
i am in touch with renault about the problem becuse if that had happened while she was travelling with the kids in the car it could have been catastrophic and i dread to think what might have happend. if any body else has had this problem could they get intouch i would like to hear your storys

this looks like it could be a good forum
 

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any backstreet garage should be able to do the job for less than half that price it always pays to shop around.
a usefull web site for comparing prices on is shop4parts they are about the same price as a motorfactor
 

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Springs

Hi....:steam: the broken spring was noticed when at the main dealer for rear bushes being fitted.It was broken at the base of the spring where it sits in the (cup) on the strut.A local mech is gonna do both springs for £190..........I refuse to pay main dealer £232 for each spring!I find it hard to believe that a spring should break like this on a well serviced 5year old car...................I dont think I will be getting another Renault again(even though I like the car)
regards Mark
 

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front spring collapse

My lag sport tourer gave me another first in my many years of motoring... the OSF spring collapsed! Never ever had this happen on any other car I've owned but hey, never owned a renault before!
Anyway, started taking it apart (luckly it happened outside my home), bought a new spring, roll bar link and a set of spring clamps. Removal of the strut was no big deal but fitting the spring is another issue. Question I have is this: Do it myself or take it to a garage? Anyone been here before?
 
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Can't help you with the replacement, but 2 years ago my front roadspring broke on my 406. I'd never even heard of this happening before. Now you are the 4th person I know of who has had it happen

I blame the state of the roads, and Tony Blair...
 

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Hello Welcome

it much the same as coming off as going back on put your spring clamps on the spring to the required size to fit and basically do as you did bring it off in reverse.

hope this helps
 

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Spring break

I haven't done any work on a Laguna front end but if you have taken the old spring off and managed to remove the clamps then replacement is the reverse.

The usual problem that people have with Renaults is the length of spring when they find that the clamps they are using do not open far enough to take them off the old spring, but if you have managed this then the rest of the job is easy (you have done the hard part).

Front spring breakage is a known problem with Lagunas but the good news is that you didn't buy a Mercedes A Class - the rear springs go on these. :(
 

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I haven't done any work on a Laguna front end but if you have taken the old spring off and managed to remove the clamps then replacement is the reverse.

The usual problem that people have with Renaults is the length of spring when they find that the clamps they are using do not open far enough to take them off the old spring, but if you have managed this then the rest of the job is easy (you have done the hard part).

Front spring breakage is a known problem with Lagunas but the good news is that you didn't buy a Mercedes A Class - the rear springs go on these. :(
I have the old spring off as it was snapped bu the new spring requires a lot of compression. That is my issue! is it a safe thing to do as a DIYer?
 

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hi

just the only advice i would give is to take your time.

are the spring clamps up for job i would of thought so thats what there made for

try to position the clamps in such a way you can get them off at the end

good luck:)
 

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Broken Spring

My lag tourer 2001 55000miles also has just broken nsf spring.What on earth is Renault making these things out of?I have had loads of old bangers(seirras/escorts/granadas/capris/rovers etc.....and never had a spring break!It has to be a very poor design...I mayby could understand it if I used the car to go rallying or cliff jumping but 55000miles full history and well looked after....and a broken spring.........RUBBISH.........:devil:
 

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I have the old spring off as it was snapped bu the new spring requires a lot of compression. That is my issue! is it a safe thing to do as a DIYer?
Well, you have got the old spring off so you are more than capable of putting the new one on.:d

Just reverse the process and don't rush things. I must say that those springs do look intimidating the first time but when you compress the spring, position the clamps either side and do them up evenly. Also, make sure that the spring ends seat properly as you release the clamps.

Good luck, you are already half way through the job.:)
 

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spring replacement update

Well I managed to do this as a roadside repair. I'm quite impressed with myself. It is a very simple task. I got the spring for £48, bought some sping tension clamps (2 pairs just to be sure) £20, needed a new box spanner (£4) and I cut the anti-rollbar linkage for speed so that cost another £15 to replace. Total cost, £80 (and done outside the house). Dealer cost would have been about £180 just for parts.
I do have to admit, in all of the repairs I've had to do to the car (and there has been many) it has always been very straight forward (even without a manual)
Anyone needing advice on doing this in the future, let me know and I'll only be too happy to assist
 
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