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Old 08-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Rear coil spring broken

I've never seen this before, but I have been hearing a "bong" sound when taking left turns. I rotated my tires today and noticed while looking for this noise the coil spring is broken at the base. Looks like it rusted away. It looks like an easy fix. Anybody do this before? I assume if I take one bolt off the lower arm and lower it with a jack I can get this out and replace? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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Yes I had this on both springs. Would take a look at the other one as well. Got both springs through a GM dealer. Basically jack the rear up and support it. Take the rear shock bolt out to release the arm. Pull out old spring and put new one in. I had to use the floor jack under the arm to get it back into place to reinstall the shock.
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Yes I had this on both springs. Would take a look at the other one as well. Got both springs through a GM dealer. Basically jack the rear up and support it. Take the rear shock bolt out to release the arm. Pull out old spring and put new one in. I had to use the floor jack under the arm to get it back into place to reinstall the shock.
Well I seriously have to question if you actually did this I have to call BS. There is no way you can simply pull the rear shock off and get this spring out because I did it today and it's a PITA! I also had to take a bolt out of the rear support arm and pull a bolt out of the sway bar and then it was still a PITA to get the coil spring out. No way no how you can simply disconnect the rear shock and get this coil spring out, ever!
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Well I seriously have to question if you actually did this I have to call BS. There is no way you can simply pull the rear shock off and get this spring out because I did it today and it's a PITA! I also had to take a bolt out of the rear support arm and pull a bolt out of the sway bar and then it was still a PITA to get the coil spring out. No way no how you can simply disconnect the rear shock and get this coil spring out, ever!
Most guys pay good money to lower their VUEs and you got it done for free. Broken coils springs are old school. I wouldn't complain.
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Most guys pay good money to lower their VUEs and you got it done for free. Broken coils springs are old school. I wouldn't complain.
Wow, what an intelligent reply!
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Wow, what an intelligent reply!
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Bk. A bit on the aggressive side there towards me. I am relating my experience on my vehicle. It is a front wheel drive so it's a very simple area back there. Is yours an awd? If so maybe that explains the different experience. I also know others have posted here on fixing stuff that they said was easy for them to do but took a little bit more of an effort or time investment on my part. Didn't feel the need to call them bsers.
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