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JimLad

Coil Spring Platfrom Rotating Freely

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JimLad

This might be a really silly question, but just gone to replace a broken spring and found the platform is free to rotate on the damper. Is this right??

 

Tempted to think sod it, the spring will hold it in place.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Cheers

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welshpug

definitely not right!

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Spiky

asuming these are std type shocks, thats a VERY bad thing, and either needs replacing, or at least welded in place

 

assuming you are talking of the lower platform?

 

if it is and fails that front corner of the car will hit the floor

 

imagine that at 70mph :D

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JimLad

Yes, it's the lower platform that the spring sits on and they're OE Peugeot ones. The platform can't move vertically because of a form in the damper body, but it can rotate which is the problem.

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Spiky

i wouldnt drive that dude,

 

take the shock off and get it welded at the very least, or just get a new one to be on the safe side

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JimLad

New one it is then! Thanks for the advice everyone.

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welshpug

don't forget that suspension and brake components like dampers and springs, brake pads and discs, should be replaced in axle sets.

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Tom Fenton

Tack it on with a blob of MIG weld, the collar stops it moving up and down, you just need to stop it rotating. Wants to be a quick blast to tack then leave it to cool. Then do another one on the opposite side.

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