I did change them myself. I had my own spring compressor, but it was not very good. Somehow the threads on one of the nuts on the compressor got stripped when I tried to compress it. So I borrowed a different compressor from Auto Zone. Much better, it was heavier duty and had safety pins so the spring could not slip loose. I will be finishing putting everything back together tomorrow. I'll try to take some more pics.Originally posted by sundarpn@May 7 2004, 10:09 PM
Did you change them yourself. Where did you get the spring compressor? If you are yet to do it. Take more pics of the prcess
There has been some previous discussion on these springs. You're lucky you didn't have a punctured tire also. Check out the NHTSA link in that thread over 20 incidents of spring failure Broken Springs ThreadOriginally posted by 93taurusSX@May 7 2004, 03:10 PM
There was a recall or TSB of some sort on Gen2's for coild spring failures...although I'm not surprised that some Gen3's are also showing this problem. All the more reason to upgrade to Eibachs or higher rated springs I say!
If I had been moving faster I probably would have had a punctured tire. Luckily I was only going about 15 mph when it happened, and was only about a block away from home. I just drove it home slowly, despite the smell of burning rubber. One of the coils was rubbing against the sidewall, but the sharp part was clear. You can clearly see on the tire where it was rubbing. Just to be safe I had the tire looked at and luckily I will be able to reuse it, just superficial damage.Originally posted by Kermitec@May 8 2004, 11:17 AM
There has been some previous discussion on these springs. You're lucky you didn't have a punctured tire also.