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Hi guys just a bit of advice please been to the garage today as my 156 has a noise coming from the front right suspension spring etc,have been told that my drivers side front spring is not sitting properly it is slightly twisted which is causing all the noise Now they have told me that its two hours labour is this something i can tackle myself if so is there a how to guide on the site
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Hi there, first thing i would have thought is the upper wishbone but i could be wrong. Does it squeek in the morning and go away or what kind of noise is it giving?
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I was considering changing the springs and dampers on my 156 myself ... until I looked into it (I've got a DTE manual bought from fleabay), and there's definitely more to it than working on ... say a ford ... I decided to get my mechanic to fit them, he charged about 4 hours to change front and rear (although he said it took him longer than that because some of the bolts were rusty and just wouldn't shift).

Obviously he has the car high up so it's easier to work on ... he said doing them yourself with standard jacks is a right pain ...

... I'm not saying don't do it because there is something fulfilling about doing the work yourself, and obviously I don't know how competent you are (I used to do all all servicing etc on my cars when they were cars ... not electronic gizzmos!!!) but when I was looking into changing mine I budgeted a whole weekend (with the hope of doing it in a day).

... I decided however that my weekends were too precious and decided to pay instead ...

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I changed all the springs on my 147 with the help of one of the lads.. took about 5 hours to do them all.
I don't know how different the 156 is suspension wise to the 147, but if it's similar then yeah, it's definately do-able yourself with the right tools.. I'd suggest having a friend there to help you though, it'll speed things up a fair bit!
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i have just done the 4 of them ... ask Biffa ... a hell of ...

Two hours is for someone very well equipped ... a pro

I quote you 1 day alone and if you manage ... you will be quite good honestly !

Be very carefull to align precisley the shocks with the mount ... otherwise it will not fit in.


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Thanks for the response guys sorry for the delay I found out the prob is that one of the springs is not sitting straight looks twisted to be honest decided to take to the garage as sounds like it might be to much for me to do
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