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Rear spring (possibly)

So after getting in from work yesterday to a large package sitting at my front door (Replacement bumper, slam panel, and off side light) I manhandled it into the house and went to put a coffee on....no milk.
So jumped in the car and drove round to the shop to pick up milk, on the way back a loud bump/bang as I went over a speed bump (slowly sub 20mph) it looks like I've got a broken rear spring.
How hard a job is it? Looking that when I get in tonight getting the wheel off and seeing exactly what has failed. Hopeful its just the spring and I'll start to strip it and order a new set might as well do both and the drop links too. Anything else to check while I'm in there?
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I did mine and its easy enough, you just need a long bar / scaffold pole to push down the wishbone (?) thing to give enough clearance to (edit) get the shock in with spring attached.
(I thought that would be obvious but it seems not)

Loads of videos on YouTube, I followed Neil Carter's video and job done https://youtu.be/yOCBdbFTvis

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ALWAYS replace in pairs. Use spring compressors....not scaffold pole!! LOL.
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I think the advice is spring compressor and scaffold pole!
Because the trailing arm has a 'Squirming' front bush that is neutral at about 20 degrees it's most helpful to ease the trailing arm down to get the space required.
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that’s pretty much what I did compress spring and lever trailing arm down to man handle it out. Without doing both I think you will struggle to get the space to remove it
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So it wasn't the spring it was the retaining mount on the damper had given out and looking at the other side it will defiantly be the pair. Not as hard as I thought it might be lots of wd40 and some coffee and less that an hour and a half later one damper removed.
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Any suggestions for replacements?
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Any suggestions for replacements?
Speak to Ned at AutoLusso and get a set of Eibach shocks & springs. He may even send them down pre assembled if you ask nicely or send him your top mounts?
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