Join Date: Jan 2011
Chapter: Pacific Northwest
Drives: 2000 Taurus SE 3.0 OHV Vulcan
Rep Power: 13
I just had a front coil break last Sunday morning. Was going to make a run to town and had the car warmed up. When I started to back out I had a BANG!!! POP!!!! WOW I said.
Got out to find the spring had broke and sliced the inside of the tire's side-wall.
Ended up replacing shock and spring on each front side to be safe.
I got a set of Moog springs, new bearings and mount, and a set of Monroe shocks I could afford.
This event was not planned or in my current budget. I bought the parts, compressed the springs in my living room while listening to some good music and made my own quick struts ready to install back on the rig. I did the front for about $300 in parts and my free labor.
Took about and hour each side to pull the shocks and about an hour to put them back and torque to specs. Was able to change without pulling axle nut and axle. It can be a challenge in the rust belt.This Taurus was born in Atlanta and has some rust to work around.
PB Blaster was my friend, also a 18v small impact drill really help break things loose.
I was glad it happened in my yard and not when I was driving. Looking at the carnage scared me with the force the spring had when it broke.