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156 suspension collapse

my son has a 2001 156 2.0l,in december the o/s rear strut gave way and the spring was rubbing the tyre...i fitted a new strut and all was well till last week when the other side failed.the plate that is welded to the strut that the spring sits on has broken away on both sides...
has anyone else suffered from this issue???
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Dampers should be replaced in pairs.

As for the springpan rusting away, quite a few cases on here.
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One side failed due to corrosion, but you didn't change or even check the other side ???? And for a potentially deadly failure if it happened at the wrong time. Not much you can say really.
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My '98 rear spring pan failed a couple of months ago (n/s/r) ... ruined one tyre too. Fitted a new PAIR (TWR) and two new rear tyres ...
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Thing is this will happen on all cars with Coil over strut type suspension.

Its neither new or unknown. After all the amount of water and grit thrown up I'm surprised they last as long as they do.
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